We got almost three inches of rain yesterday -- well, exactly 2.75 in my rain gauge. And more than an inch is expected again today.
In darkest November, wet days are particularly dreary. But mahogany brown and olive green tones of a sweetbay magnolia outside the bedroom window suit the gloom beautifully, and drip with sparkling jewels of raindrops.
This is the rain we should have gotten in summer when it was so desperately needed. It's good now -- the trees and shrubs need it going into dormancy for winter, and so in this season of thanksgiving I am grateful.
But it would have been really, really appreciated on the 4th of July.