Aqua fina

We might get another water delivery from this lot.

Yesterday’s clouds moved beyond the decorative for a change.

The official tally was a quarter-inch of precip’, but out here in The Duck! City Foothills our widget recorded 0.36 inch. We’ll take it.

One of the little girls from next door came bounding over as we stood in the driveway, soaking up a welcome bit of drizzle, and announced that she had “prayed to God” to lay a little rain on us. We thanked her for her service and wondered why we hadn’t thought of that. Probably better to send the kid on that errand, I thought. Cuter, with a shorter rap sheet.

Up north, Fanta Se moved quickly to reopen some trails shuttered by fear of fire, according to The New Mexican. Down to here, the press pivoted to other concerns: the potential for flooding at burn scars and/or homeless people surfing the arroyos down to the Rio, that sort of thing. Every silver lining must have a dark cloud.

We threw open doors and windows and let the cool morning breeze wash over us. Took a few deep, cleansing breaths. We’ll be sweating things again soon enough.


8 Responses to “Aqua fina”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    All the trails are open. At least unless the monsoon flees the area.I pasted a screenshot of the Mayor’s note here.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      How are the Dale Balls holding up? I’ve been steering clear of the trails down here. Ever since the forest closures they seem to be even more heavily used than before. The mean streets of The Duck! City seem safe by comparison.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Good for you guys! Nothing here, but we are hopeful for a taste this afternoon. The dew point, 53 degrees, is right for it. Just need some sun to start things off.

  3. Libby Says:

    Sweet relief! Good to hear.

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