Here in NorCal, Fall has not yet arrived. We are still enjoying a warm Indian Summer, but I am hopeful that in a few weeks Fall will make a real appearance and with it RAIN. 2014 has been reported to be one of the hottest years on record, surely the result of Global Warming. For those of us here in California, that has also meant a terrible drought. I am hopeful that once Fall is really here, it will come with rain and lots of it. This year I don’t want all that good rain to go to waste; I want to capture it. In order to do so, we need a good rain rain barrel. While function is important, I don’t want to compromise on modern design. Here are the best 4 rain barrels I’ve found that manage to combine form and function without breaking the bank.