glorious rain! I was awoken at about 5.15 by drops of deliciousness falling with some force. It made me smile. I slipped back into a slumber and awoke half an hour later to find it had stopped. But it returned, this wonderful life-giving source that is going to seep into the ground and help bring forth the green shoots of recovery. After the fires, which spread so quickly and potently due to the lack of rain in the last 18-20 months, we should see new life spring up from the blackened, charred hillsides.

It is forecast to continue until Saturday, and I really do not mind as it is much needed. There was a good inch or more of rain water in the dog' bowls this morning. Compare the situation here in AndalucĂ­a with England where the seemingly continuous rain has caused floods and untold damage to people's homes and livelihoods. Mother Nature can be a fickle creature, what brings life in one place can bring ruin in another.

raindrops on the pergola