The rain has returned! I'm not sure how much we got in the past week, because I forgot to empty the rain gauge (and the rain gauge leaks when it gets full past a certain point, anyway). We may not know the exact amount, but it was lots.
Yesterday, during a particularly heavy rainfall, the front yard looked like a pond, fed by a waterfall to one side of the front door...:
Here's a close-up of the temporary water feature... ;o)
And on the other side of the front door, a second stream of water plunged from the roof and into a boxwood:
Out the back door, there was a view of the waterlogged back yard. (That's the beginning of my new "septic field flower bed", though I must think of a more appealing name for it...)
As usual during heavy downpours, parts of the gravel paths turned into shallow streams...
But none of it lasted, fortunately. The water soon flowed on its way downhill, and now everything's back to normal-- a little soggy, perhaps, but we wouldn't dare complain about that after such a long dry spell.
I hope to do some planting this week. We're expecting cold weather (by our standards) by Thursday night.