After such a hot, dry summer-a genuine drought-any rain is welcomed. I rather love storms, though, and feel blessed to have seen the last few God has given to replenish the horribly arid land. I will take split tomatoes aplenty, if it means we get some regular precipitation again. It was a lovely storm this past Wednesday when I got these photos. The big kids were in the basement playing while G and I stayed upstairs while she napped. 70 mile an hour winds, the threat for hail, and loads of rain is just my favorite storm to munch cookies and drink hot tea to. I sat facing the back door and took it all in.