All day long yesterday, I watched the weather radar as Tropical Storm Lee slowly, ever so slowly, moved in my direction. It was dumping huge amounts of rain all over the Gulf Coast area and it appeared that this might be our best chance in months to actually get rain that amounted to something.
Yesterday was one of our regular watering days on the restricted watering schedule. Saturday is the day that I usually give a deep soaking to the big live oak trees in our front yard, but yesterday I decided not to water because it looked like Nature would actually do it for me. And so I waited.
By the time I went to bed last night, I was sending silent apologies to my trees. I knew it wasn't going to rain. Again.
The tropical storm system pushed across Louisiana, into Texas, and right up to my front doorstep and then it just - poof! - vanished. As far as I know, we didn't get a drop of moisture.