I despaired at the weather maps, with the rain storms moving north and south of us, but delivering no rain here.
I watered today, a hot, sticky morning of toting the 3 gallon can to the back hill to get the crisping and drying saplings that I could reach.
I did not think we would see any rain out of this system.
I was very discouraged. And sweating and wet, and hot.
At least every trip past the blooming clethra brought whiffs of incredibly wonderful spicy sweet frangrance.
Then, after lunch it started, and we now have almost an inch of soaking wet rain.
It's still sprinkling, and there is a system behind this one that might deliver more rain.