It is going on midnight. I have opened a couple of windows to let the fresh air in. I can listen to the raindrops hit on the ledge outside my living room windows. The temperature has dropped 20 degrees since suppertime.
The rainfall in my town has been a bit odd this summer. I watch the weather radar online when I know there is a chance of a storm headed my way. This year the rain has fizzled out before it got here or it divided, part going north of us and part going to the south.
But tonight it has been raining for at least an hour and it looks like it will continue for a while. Then behind that there is another line of stormy weather headed our way. If it doesn't break up, that should get here by early morning.
There is thunder, too. Not the sharp cracks of lightning strikes, but the kind that sort of rolls around in the clouds overhead. When my kids were young they said that kind of thunder sounded like the angels were bowling up in the clouds.
If I had a garden I would be delighted with this rain. As it is, it's a welcome sound. The slight breeze coming in combined with the sound of rain makes for good sleeping - something I seem to do less and less these days. I wonder if others experience the same thing - the older I get the less I am inclined to sleep.