We sang that Negro spiritual when I was in high school choir and that popped into my head this morning. We got an inch of rain last night and another half inch this morning. I took these pictures about 10:00 and the rain finally stopped at noon. Our region was under a flash flood warning but since we're on a hill I was more worried about our driveway washing out. It didn't but I saw other neighbors post on Facebook that theirs did. Our garden boxes are hanging in there. We have good drainage, but the back box is our frost bitten potatoes. It was 26 the other morning so they're starting all over - again, for the third time. Most Junes aren't like this one. By the way, I am warmed by a woodstove fire as I type. The tomatoes and peppers are still hanging on inside their walls-of-water but have no new growth since they were planted. Our growing season ends mid-September, if we're lucky. These guys have a lot of catching up to do. I whipped out a batch of soap in between loads of laundry today and when the cloth I bought and washed for weaving came out of the drier, I took it upstairs to iron. I had help. I had help, if you can call pushing scrap cotton out and batting tiny snippets of cotton and yarns onto the rug help. He has taken snopervision to a new art form. These are the new "colors" I have to work with, but in viewing them now, I realize that I didn't find any deep contrasts. I'll have to check the $1 a yard bin every other week for a while and see if I can get a little more variation. The total cost was $9 and I'm kicking myself for paying $4 for a single yard of yellow. I won't do that again. When the clouds finally lifted this afternoon, there was new snow on the Sierras. I know weather is crazy all over and given what some are getting, I'm not complaining. I'm just documenting. It's been perpetually overcast for so long that we haven't seen a sunset in I don't know when. This was a real piece of eye candy for us this evening. The forecast for Saturday is 72 degrees, which will be the first time we've cracked that number this year.