During lulls in the rain this afternoon there were many birds about, and I even heard an owl hooting. I think the birds are enjoying the rain. It softens the ground and brings the worms up. The small birds get the worms, and the owl probably gets the small birds. I don't know who will get the owl, but it won't be my feral cats. They are staying on the porch or in the garage most of the time. Kitties like to stay dry.
I think I hear a bit of wind kicking up. It must be pretty stiff if I can hear the pines whispering through the closed windows. Maybe the storm is about to liven up. I must go out and listen to it.