After four days of rain, some of it torrential, the skies finally cleared over San Diego this afternoon. We needed the rain, of course. California is in the midst of a biblical drought and at Kongo's house more than four inches fell. At least that's how much the pool level rose. Since we only average about eight inches a year that's a lot of rain. Not enough to end the drought but something. Now all the weather heads toward the East Coast on the jet stream.
So the monkey headed out to the Old Cactus Garden in Balboa Park to see how the plants weathered the storm. They did just fine. The colors today were particularly intense. Mrs. Kongo, who knows her way around a color wheel, said "nature always knows what colors go together. Nature knows best." And so it does.