The first rains of the autumn season have come to Redwood Valley. It is hard not to rejoice in the moisture. The ground is saturated, a relief from the drought of summer. And yet this is agricultural country and the rains are early. The grapes are on the vine. So the farmers are not happy.
The sound of rain pattering leaves, the mummer of raindrops gently falling on surfaces, then the rising to a crescendo near and far, this is the music of the rainy season. A waterfall gushes from the gutter on the roof. And all the more delightful because sparkling spring-like days will intersperse the cold gray days of the rainy season.