This morning, the sun came out while we were doing chores.
It was beyond beautiful.
The streams were all singing, the toads were croaking, the geese were honking, and the horses all rolled in the welcoming mud when we turned them out in their pastures.
The rain gauge measured 2.4 inches of rain for the first storm in this three storm system moving through Northern California.
We met a large group of our neighbors for the monthly pancake breakfast at the grange. When we emerged a few hours later, the sun was gone.
This afternoon the rain started back up. Wave two is supposed to be less intense. Wave three will come through Sunday afternoon and should be a doozy; More high winds, hail, lightening and a lot of rain.
We don't get our annual rainfall in a steady, well behaved manner through regular rain. No, we get our rainfall through storm systems. Six or more in a good year. We had a couple good systems in December, none in January, and this is another good one. The power is on, the phone is working, the wood stove is burning steady and warm -- life is good.