All of that aside, something happened this morning which caught me totally off-guard. At first I was not sure what I was hearing. It sounded like a clock - the old fashioned kind that you wind up. The only think is, we don't have a single one of those kind of clocks around. None. But there it was, an undeniable "Tick, tick, tick." As I was still half asleep, I was very puzzled.
Then a car went by and it didn't sound like it normally does - you know like tires on asphalt. This time it made a WHOOSH!!!! sound. Then I heard it. "Pitter. . . patter. . .pitter. . . patter. . ." NO! Could it be???? I ran to the door as if I desperately needed to do my bidness and Mommy, angel that she is, promptly let me out.
There was no mistaking that sound NOW! And the smell. . . . .! Sweet ozone - it was raining! All of the plants in the yard stood at attention happily letting the cool water drip down their leaves. I have not seen our yard look that happy in a long long time.
Rain!!! RAIN! RAIN!!
It didn't last long. By 10 am it was all but a memory. What a sweet memory it is, though.
Check back at this blog post in, say, March once El Nino has hit. I am sure I will be singing a very different tune.