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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We finally got a little moisture in Tucson. I don't want to get overly excited but it was drizzling when I went to bed and it's still drizzling this morning. There was even a little thunder last night.

    It's been bone dry out here for a while and this little squirt of rain is a godsend. I have a couple of barrel cacti that were starting to look a little peaked so that will tell you how dry it's been.
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We finally got a little moisture in Tucson. I don't want to get overly excited but it was drizzling when I went to bed and it's still drizzling this morning. There was even a little thunder last night.

    It's been bone dry out here for a while and this little squirt of rain is a godsend. I have a couple of barrel cacti that were starting to look a little peaked so that will tell you how dry it's been.
    We are one state over in New Mexico and also are waiting for a good monsoon with arms stretched wide to welcome it. So far a few areas have gotten rain but most of us are still waiting. Even in Albuquerque, parts of the city have gotten wet while others are bone dry.
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yes. That being said, most people don't have a lot of plants that require much water. Cactus and Mesquite trees do amazingly well with very little water. Golf courses tend to be the only place you commonly find grass. My next door neighbor does have grass in the back yard but it's a patch about 20'x50'.
    Interesting. Haven't been to the area since my father in law passed (they used to spend winters there - outside Mesa, actually). The golf courses he used were mostly sand/dirt except for the putting greens.

    The night sky in that part of the country is breathtaking, and so is the drive up to Sedona. I need to get back out there.

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    Re: Rain!!!

    Hah!

    When the cacti are drooping, you know it's dry!
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    We are one state over in New Mexico and also are waiting for a good monsoon with arms stretched wide to welcome it. So far a few areas have gotten rain but most of us are still waiting. Even in Albuquerque, parts of the city have gotten wet while others are bone dry.
    My daughter and I were down in New Mexico for a backpacking trip in the Pecos in late June, we also spent a couple of days in Santa Fe. Driving out of Santa Fe on I-25, we hit one of the worst storms I have ever driven through between Las Vegas NM and Wagon Mound. There was 3 inches of hail on the interstate (so much they had plows out out for it, and just driving rain).
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We finally got a little moisture in Tucson. I don't want to get overly excited but it was drizzling when I went to bed and it's still drizzling this morning. There was even a little thunder last night.

    It's been bone dry out here for a while and this little squirt of rain is a godsend. I have a couple of barrel cacti that were starting to look a little peaked so that will tell you how dry it's been.
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    It's best not to water cactus at all. They are designed for drought periods, but oddly enough sugaro's are ignored, and you will experience a die off in five years or so.
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We finally got a little moisture in Tucson. I don't want to get overly excited but it was drizzling when I went to bed and it's still drizzling this morning. There was even a little thunder last night.

    It's been bone dry out here for a while and this little squirt of rain is a godsend. I have a couple of barrel cacti that were starting to look a little peaked so that will tell you how dry it's been.
    We are desperate for rain in my part of Texas. While the drought level was lowered a bit about a month ago, which is based on the aquifers health, the heat is now horrendous. Hotter than expected.

    We have well water. We are extremely cautious about watering plants, etc. They are taking a beating. And we have a lot of wildlife hanging around. We live on a river, it's at a decent enough level "for now". So the animals are okay right now. But we don't want it to get worse.
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    Re: Rain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    My daughter and I were down in New Mexico for a backpacking trip in the Pecos in late June, we also spent a couple of days in Santa Fe. Driving out of Santa Fe on I-25, we hit one of the worst storms I have ever driven through between Las Vegas NM and Wagon Mound. There was 3 inches of hail on the interstate (so much they had plows out out for it, and just driving rain).
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