Late yesterday, my garden was the grateful recipient of one of the afternoon showers that have been teasing our drought-stricken area recently. There was a lot of sound and bluster associated with the raindrops, but, in the end, we got only three-tenths of an inch of measurable precipitation.
Still, with just that little bit of rain, everything looks remarkably refreshed and green today. The surface of the soil is still damp. Today is one of my designated days for watering, but I'll leave the hoses coiled this time.
Almost daily now, we find that some places in Southeast Texas are receiving these very welcome showers. They haven't been enough to make a significant difference yet, but they do give promise that this long drought may finally be ending. Hope, along with high humidity, is in the air.