This has to be the wettest summer I have experienced in my 12 years here. We have already had a full summer’s worth of rain (or more) by my accounting and there is no sign of the end. Right now (9:15 am) it is raining moderately hard and it has been doing so off and on since 8 am. On my ride into town to see the now canceled Independence Day Parade, already saturated roads turned into small rivers of muddy water. The low spot in the callejon was at least 2 feet high with water already. New gullies were being carved into the dirt roads on the other side. The Playitas road is a mess.
But the desert is GREEN! REALLY GREEN!!
Last night at the El Grito ceremony, it began to rain. Lightly but steadily. The program continued but I wasn’t able to take photos until the rain let up so I missed the presentation of the candidates for Queen of the Festivales Patronales, the Fesitval del Pilar in October. I did manage to get some other photos including of El Grito and the ringing of the bell. I’ll post them soon.
The annual El Grito parade was canceled here in Todos Santos. It starting raining after the students all arrived for the parade so as you see below, there were lots of wet kids around.
Here’s the view of the rain from my office patio: