It was drizzly when I went in this morning, and it sprinkled just enough to make it is little muggy today. Then, about 5:00, it began to really cloud up seriously, and by 5:30, the sky opened up with a downpour. YAY!! And YAY, again!! We need all the rain we can get! The rain wasn't long-lived or terribly heavy, but it was nice to see it, nonetheless. There were enough breaks that I was able to get my stuff and the dogs into the truck and I left the Gallery just about 6:00, closing time.
It is good to have some rain, for sure. When I got home, I was unloading everything and getting it into the house, and I was struck with the delicious smell of rain in the pines. Oh, is there anything better? I don't think so. I love the smell of salt sea breezes. I love the smell of lilacs in the spring. I love the fresh smell of anywhere after a rain. But to smell the mountain freshness with a rain is absolutely the best ever. Ahhhhhhh.
And just a while ago I stepped out on the deck and got these shots.....
This is to the southeast.
To the west as the sun is setting
To the north, the mountains are barely visable, but the clouds are spectacular. (You'll have to click on it to see the mountains.)
To the east, there is no sign of the Capitans. But do you see the sunshine lighting up the horse arena just above the green trees?
This is to the east. The Capitans are completely socked in with mist/rain/clouds/whatever. The horizon is pretty, however, and if you look almost center of the shot there is a hint of a rainbow.
A little close view of the rainbow.
And the rainbow in it's glory!
What a marvelous end to the day!! I definitely live if God's Country. How could anything this beautiful be other than.... ???
Oh, lawdy, Life is beautiful!!!!