The winter storm I mentioned earlier today, did end up producing a little rain, and the wind died down and it turned out to be a beautiful day. When it starts to sprinkle, the first thing you notice is the very interesting and unique smell of creosote. I love the smell of this low lying bush with waxy leaves and small berries, and it reminds me of the desert.
We didn’t receive much rain, but it did dampen the desert floor and washed the sky of dust. It feels fresh outside and the temperature dropped into the low 60’s. Callie enjoyed climbing two of the three olive trees in the backyard and made it a personal goal to climb as high as she could. She loves looking all around from the highest vantage point and took pride in her far-reaching accomplishment of making it to the highest and thinnest branches. It is always easy to race up to the top, but it isn’t so easy turning around and crawling back down.