It is what Oregon is known for, but we haven't seen any rain here for a long time. Yesterday it came down all day. A good, sincere rain. It cleaned the dust off everything and soaked the gardens and smelled wonderful.
I stepped out the back door and took this picture of one of the fish blocks in my patio. They were really swimming yesterday!
I made a bunch of these blocks from a mold that I got from a Portland artist/designer Catherine Failor http://www.gardenmolds.com/ Hers are the nicest designs I have seen.