Our first storm of the season is happening right now. In my 5 years here, this one is the earliest as it is not even July yet. The meteorologists have decreed this year that the monsoon season starts on June 15 and lasts until the end of September, but we all know that it is not monsoon season until the rains arrive. We have enviously watched storms bring rain across the valley for about a week now, but tonight it is our turn.
We sat outside for awhile to smell, and hear the rain being soaked up, but it got too cold (!) for our thin blood. The temperature dropped 20 degrees in 15 minutes.
This rain will be much appreciated by all plants, including the garden. It will also green up the grass and that will make the horses, rabbits and quail happy.