A good hard summer rain. Usually the summer showers are more brief but this went all evening, lasting through the night, stopping at breakfast time and then starting again this afternoon. The garden is watered and the air is rinsed out. It's nice because it is warm, not sticky warm, just soft and sweet air warm. We had tomato soup and bread with mozzarella cheese broiled on top and then we added tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil with vinegar drizzled over it. It feels so cozy I think I will bake chocolate chip cookies as a perfect ending to this rainy day!