As I was watering last night, I heard a sound to the north. It was vaguely familiar and at first I couldn't place it. Wind rustling the leaves in the trees? Well, there was that, too, but there was something else.
And then I smelled it. Was I imagining things? Could it really be? I held my breath and then I felt it. Just a little at first, and I wasn't exactly sure, but half a minute later, there was no doubt. It was raining. I kept watering, because it probably was going to be over in a few minutes anyway.
That few minutes turned into more and I finally turned off the hose and walked to the house, thoroughly drenched and utterly thrilled to be that way. This morning, when we got up and looked at the rain gauge, it registered a quarter of an inch. Not enough to let us skip our watering schedule, but enough to say it really had rained and it made all God's creatures very happy. Especially the green ones.
Sunday, July 15, 2007