I took a drive around town yesterday morning during a break from our 5 days of rain and found this palo verde tree reflected in a pool of standing water. Our desert southwest, here near Palm Springs, CA, has now received our YEARLY rainfall total in the last 6 days! That's incredible! I remember the last El Nino winter, back in the 80's. We will have a break in the rain for a few days, then a 30% chance of rain early next week. Time to get out and about today! Weekend Reflections for January 23, 2010.