This rainbow was definitely good news for us this evening. We had very light rain for a couple of hours late today, not much, but better than none. We are just under eleven inches below normal rainfall for the year. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, we are now in the D4 “exceptional” category, which is beyond moderate, severe, or extreme drought conditions, and is considered a 1 in 50 year occurrence. Wells and springs and creeks are drying up here; trees, shrubs, flowers… everything is suffering during this severe drought.