We had a lovely shower today. It didn't last long and the accumulation was not a huge amount. But we were jumping for joy at the 1/2 inch that we received. Yesterday, we received about 1/4 inch.
This is not as much as we need, but it is a relief that cannot be described. Gardens and gardeners are going nowhere without rain. Germination just doesn't happen as it should. Growth is slow. Leaves brown. Plants seem to "bolt" forcing maturity sooner. Fruit set is smaller than can be expected. Plus, this gardener finds herself sad to watch the garden and the plants which I dearly love not at optimum.
Maybe these days are times to meditate on the intimate relationship of the garden to rain. We need do nothing to interfere with those "normal cycles". Gratitude is in abundance on this lovely day.