We have been bone-dry here in North Idaho for about eight weeks. Normally we get some rain during the summer, but not this time. Everyone's been walking on a knife-edge regarding fires, which thankfully have spared us this summer.
But yesterday afternoon, a light but steady rain moved in and blessed us with moisture. It rained all night -- it was delightful to snuggle in bed and listen to the pattering on the roof -- and it's still raining as I write this.
For a few more hours, at least.
By this morning there had been enough rain to form puddles.
The thirsty land is absorbing the water with relief. The vegetation looked newly washed and very happy.
It looks like I'm off garden-watering duty for a couple days. No argument!