The weatherman had been promising rain for a few days now. I actually thought it would arrive yesterday, but it didn't. Even this morning and most of this afternoon it was dry as a bone, although muggy. Then in the quiet of this late afternoon I heard thunder, with lightening riding tightly on its back. And then rain, glorious rain - The very first we have precipitation since May! For drought parched California, it is more than welcome.
Picture above taken from my patio. I was just contemplating running the sprinklers when the greater sprinklers in the sky let loose in accompanyment, with the boistrous sound of thunder.