Here in Fort Worth (or more accurately, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) we have just set a one-day record for rainfall. As of 7:30 last night (Wednesday) we had received 2.88 inches. And it was still raining pretty hard at that point.
You may wonder why I'm so excited about this fact. It's because we have been in what they are calling a "moderate" drought here in North Texas. We received below average rainfall last year, and were seriously behind so far this year. And we are the lucky ones -- much of Texas is suffering from a severe drought.
Our 2.88" isn't enough to break the drought, but it's a start. And the good news is that it is still raining, and is supposed to continue through Saturday morning. Good, steady, moderate rainfall that will make our gardens and our prairies bloom. That is something to get excited about!
My favorite dwarf iris, Gizmo the Gremlin, is in bloom:
As are our tulips. We don't know the variety, but Brian calls them his "Easter Egg" tulips: