Monsoons?

We have had some time away and returned to news of the monsoons.  One neighbor reported up to 4 inches with one storm. However, since our return on July 2, we have had only one really drenching rain storm here at Genius Loci.  There have been clouds, thunder, lightening, some drops of rain, even a rainbow as you can see, but nothing substantial.  Now we have a wild fire in Catalina State Park just to the south of us.  Many plants are coming up but are struggling a bit now without a good shower. Maybe if we leave again, we'll get the rain back?????