Anyway. The foxtails are starting to sprout up in large numbers, and I haven't gotten around to pulling up more than a few of them. The ground is beginning to dry out, too, which will make them more difficult to uproot. I'm hoping we do get some rain on Monday, so the ground will soften up again. The odds are that this storm will be another dud, though. We've gotten only the one good rainfall so far this month, and the month is almost half over. The later in the season rain comes, the less likely it is to be vigorous. In fact there might be none at all. This April might have done all the raining it's going to do.
If we don't get any more rain showers this month, at least we'll get a meteor shower. The Lyrids begin on the 16th and peak on the 22nd-23rd. I'm not sure I'll be awake at the peak time, the morning of the 23rd, after the moon sets. I'm not sure I'll even remember they are coming. I have a bad habit of forgetting things at the last minute. If I plan on watching them though, maybe that will bring rain. In a year this dry I'd consider that a fair exchange.