Not only did the clouds which gathered last evening bring summer rain, but it's been raining steadily and copiously for three hours. This is a stronger storm than most of those few we had last winter. It's fairly warm rain, of course, and I've been hearing lots of birds who sound happy about the unexpected opportunity for a bath this morning. I don't know if it's going to last long enough to turn the lawn green. It's been nice to listen to rain falling, though, whether it amounts to much as irrigation or not. In fact, I'm going to turn off the machine and let the sound of the rain sing me to sleep now.