The rain lasted past noon, after which there were big fluffy clouds floating through deliciously cool air. The hummingbirds came out and checked all the wet, sunlit flowers, and shiny crows perched atop brightened pines, cawing loudly at the chuckling woodpeckers below them. Everything smelled fresh. It was cool enough to leave all the windows open all afternoon, so now the house smells fresh too. Summer wouldn't drag so if we could arrange one of these storms about every ten days. And by evening I did spy some hints of green in the brown parts of the lawn. The ground may be sufficiently soaked that this greening will continue for another day or two. The heat will be back sooner, of course, so I intend to get as much enjoyment as possible out of this very cool night.