About ten days ago, just a small localized area where we live got four inches of rain in a very short period of time. Our avenue temporarily turned into a river.
In the wake of this early summer storm, we also ended up with a temporary lake in our back yard. Four quick inches of rain is all it took to give us some prime lake-front property.
We never knew that when we were putting in our rock gardens, the rocks would someday be a rampart between land and water.
Needless to say, after it rained Cat & Dogs, we didn't have to do much watering any time soon.