Because of the rain last night, I want to celebrate. I am so thankful that we finally had rain! It had become so dry here that the plants that usually withstand drought were starting to flop over and give up. Before the storm arrived, it was super windy. I looked outside and thought there was a fire in the neighborhood. I looked in every direction and it looked like smoke or fog was setting in. Then I realized the winds from every direction were kicking up the dry land. “Dust bowl”, I thought. Caring for so many flowers and seedlings, makes one so thankful for the gift of a good long soaking rain. Every plant today is rejuvenated. So, this selection of photos is to celebrate the gift of rain. I don’t think I will ever tire of flowers. They are as much unexplainable ordinary miracles as we are, as each living being is, as life itself is.