The thunderstorm went east, over the mountains, so there was no excitement here, which left me rather disappointed.
But then sometime after dark it began to rain and then it rained harder and overnight we got about an inch of rain. The parched soil has soaked it up and the thirsty plants are bowing in supplication. The air is cool and damp, which is better than hot and muggy.
And there are raindrops on roses.
and Cape Fuchsia ( Phygelius)
and fir trees
and Lady's Mantle
and Japanese maple
and roses!These are a few of my favorite things.