"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Oh -- I am ALL about letting it rain!  It is raining at our house right now.  It threatened all day and I was worried that it had passed us by.  It's a nice, steady rain -- the kind that melts slowly into the ground and revives the dry, brittle plants and fills up ponds and puddles for the wildlife to get a much-needed drink.

It's hard to imagine how we were drenched and flooded last summer and we thought it would never end.  This year, we thought the 100+ degree days and the drought would never end.

I guess the one thing we can count on here is extremes.  When it's good, it's really good.  When it's bad, well...you can fill the rest of that in!

These aren't very interesting pictures and my photo skills leave a lot to be desired here, but I just wanted to capture the WET!  You can certainly SEE it, I just wish we had what Emeril calls "smell-a-vision" so you could smell it.  It's that wonderfully earthy scent of growth.

I hope the rest of my blogging friends in Austin are getting a drink -- how about it? Where else is it raining in Austin tonight?