Let’s begin with the definition of rain:
Rain (n.) – water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere (“Rain,” 2019).
Please note that it says “falls visibly in separate drops.” Very important.
Now, I am from Florida and when it rains, we actually mean (by definition) legitimate rain. Other terms we may use to describe the rain are torrential downpour, raining cats and dogs, monsoon, hurricane…you get the point. So when I first moved to California and their definition of rain was nothing more than a “light mist,” I was beside myself.
It NEVER truly rained in California until I moved here. Before long, it was actually “raining,” we were out of the drought, and everything was finally green! Therefore, I have surmised that I am a Rain Goddess and California should bow down to my greatness. You’re welcome.👸💧
This 2018/2019 season is breaking rainfall records all over the state. This means that the California Wildflower Super Bloom is in full swing and even the deserts are blossoming with poppies, lupine, and chocolate lilies. The flower display has been so vast that satellites up in space can even see the bloom! Check out one of the many satellite images below:
Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to travel to Palm Springs for a weekend. I have never seen it look so beautiful! Normally, it is all brown desert, rock, and dirt. After the rain, it was an oasis of springs, waterfalls, grassy hills, and wildflower fields. It looked like a scene out of Game of Thrones! Check out my pictures from two of my favorite hikes below:
Joshua Tree National Park
Indian Canyons – Agua Caliente
Crazy right?! If you have a chance, you need to take a weekend trip to Palm Springs and experience it for yourself! It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and who knows when it’ll be this lush again. I’m already planning my second trip to check out some of my other favorite hiking spots while the weather is still manageable.😅 I’ll be sure to share them! Ciao Bellas!
- “Rain.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rain.