We were sitting outside across the street from the Overture Center enjoying an espresso before Wednesday night's Bonnie Raitt concert when it became obvious that a storm was headed in. Mark managed to snap this photo of the rapidly darkening sky before we went inside. Alas, when we checked the rain gauge this morning the amount of rain that fell on our garden was negligible. The concert, however, was not.
Bonnie Raitt has never put on anything but a great show every time she's come to town whether at the Stock Pavilion, Headliners or the old Civic Center. Another ticket stub to add to the memory box.
And end of the month rain stats to note for my garden records. Alas, they're worth recording for the lack of moisture they denote. These are the amounts of the rainfalls we had this August: .12", 2.30", .24" and .28". Three inches wouldn't be a bad total but those piddly amounts never made it through the mulch. And over two inches of rain at one time is worrisome from the other direction. I'm trying to get late summer planting done this weekend but I think a fair amount of time will need to be spent hauling hoses around the garden.
For those of you who always read the small print, note the ticket prices on the Bonnie Raitt poster from the mid-1980s: $8 and $9.00. Those were not cheap seats no matter what it looks like in retrospect.