Seeing how we live in a desert, I laughed at my husband when he assembled our rain barrel. Don't get me wrong - I loved the idea and his enthusiasm. Last night we were blessed with a summer thunderstorm, which I absolutely love, and a bit of rain to boot. Lance was so excited when he came home, I barely saw him as he ran through the house to check out his rain barrel. Cool! It works! Yah...I know, it's not that pretty- but, that's not what it's about! Plus I have some dark green paint to freshen it up.