This year we've had about 5 inches of rain for the whole year. On average, by now we were supposed to have had 14 inches. Then normally by Midsummer the rain shuts off, and we have a hot, dry summer before cooling fall temperatures finally bring relief. I'm really not looking forward to the summer after skipping the spring rains. In summer our main source of rain is from hurricanes getting into the Gulf of Mexico, which is unreliable.
At least we did have that one rainstorm last week, which greened things up for now. It wasn't enough, but it was something. I can tell my plants appreciated it.
I received some California Wonder bell pepper plants from my CSA farmer since my seed-grown peppers have done so badly. From those I only have one Lemon Drop, one Cayenne, and a few Jalapenos left. I'm just not sure why I'm so bad at growing peppers from seed.