We got rain! A real gully washer that left plants washed, seeds encouraged, and our attitudes improved. Later when hiking, I saw the ever-efficient ocotillo which had leafed out because of the rain. But the new leaves on the first day are almost an unnatural green. If a painter used this color for them, it would seem that she had never really seen an ocotillo. But there it was! Within a few days, the leaves will darken. And with any luck, we will get more rain.
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