When it rains you find yourself on your porch watching, feeling, smelling and absorbing the beauty of it all. That is what I found myself doing about noon today.

According to my eyeballs and radar images, the thunderstorm formed just north of La Cueva (and Amanda’s) and moved south dropping about a third if an inch of rain. We also received some pea sized hail. The last three days I have measured about a half inch if rain.

This storm appeared to have missed the main Las Conchas fire area….but I hope I am wrong.

These storms seem to be spotty with some being lucky and some not. Although we are very, very far from being out of the woods as far as fire danger goes, this is a good start. Especially considering that most forecasters indicate that the real monsoon is still a couple weeks away.

Anyway, it feels good up here in the Jemez…right now. Woohoo.