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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh, at last!!

And then, this evening into tonight - it rained.  When I came out of the Continuing Ed building at the University, it was starting, and as I drove to pick up our takeout dinner from Thai Vegan it really poured.  The streets were a nightmare of oily runoff after so long without rain to wash them, water in the gutters two feet deep, people driving like drunks - myself included - half the time I couldn't see a thing with all the water from the gutters and puddles being splashed on the windscreen - and it was a joy, a carnival of delight.  I called Gail to make sure it was happening at our house, and it was.  I sat out under the back portal after it got dark, soaking in the sounds and smells as the sweet slow rain kept falling.  No watering for me tonight, just sleeping with the fan blowing in the soft mists, the chorus of  deliriously happy crickets, maybe a little thunder from time to time. 

It rained, I'm saying.  It really rained, real rain. It rained!!!!

3 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

Hooray for the rain! Enjoy it!

sunflowerkat321 said...

I've been thinking about you every time I see a report about the hot dry weather in the southwest. I'm SO happy that you finally got some relief! Enjoy it!

marigolds2 said...

Thanks, Lisa and Kat - it was lovely, but we need so much more. I have to hope it was the beginning of a decent monsoon season.