The picture above was taken at Carmel Point and represents about 270 degrees of panorama. It was taken after a recent rain storm just before sunset after I discovered my iPhone 4S can now take "panorama" pictures. For some reason I remembered a song from 40+ years ago I sang as part of a group of students who played guitars at a Sunday service. I remembered that rain storms didn't always make me feel joyful and if there was a lot of wind involved it sometimes scared me! Now with many rainwater installations under my belt and many clients who can't wait for the rains to come, I do feel joy when it rains! I gaze out at the storms and think of all the rain cisterns that are filling up with water to be used later in the year for irrigating vegetable gardens or flowers or washing a car etc. I can't wait to go out to my patio in the morning after it rains to view my Mickey Mouse Wizard rain gauge to find out how much it rained! I love getting emails from my clients telling me how full their cisterns are after the rain. It feels good knowing this water was collected to be purposefully reused instead of letting it be storm water runoff that provides no benefit. So far this year the Monterey Peninsula has received over 10 inches of rain and we are just entering the rainiest time of the year. With any luck we will surpass our average of 17 inches per year. If you want an alternate source of water to provide for your needs without the extra cost why not evaluate and install a rainwater harvesting system. Garden Solutions Landscaping can design and install your system so you can experience the joy a rainstorm can truly bring!
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