Rain overnight on the 20th gave the garden a much-needed drink. Despite the higher-than-usual rainfall this season, there had been no substantial rain in several weeks. The rain last night saves me using the drip irrigation system for another week or so. We got 0.6 inches, which brings our total for the 2010-2011 rainy season to 36.3 inches, more than four inches above the historical average.
[Update: More rain overnight and on the morning of the 24th. The total is now 36.5 inches.]
[Update: Sprinkles last night added 0.1 inches, for a total of 36.6 inches.]