On Tuesday morning at 1:45 Conifer (my dog) needed to be let out onto the lawn. As I stood on the front path with bare feet, light rain was just starting to fall, it was great to go back to sleep knowing we had our rain. The rain did not end till coffee this morning, it was that good soft rain, harder sometimes but mostly soft. The garden as a whole looks so much better for this rain. It could not have come at a better time for the artichoke slips that I have just planted, they are looking great. We are not out of the woods yet to see if they are going to all take but the rain has helped a lot.