We had an honest-to-goodness rainy day today. It’s nearly two o’clock and the sun is peeping out from behind a curtain of cloud, but I loved this morning. It didn’t sprinkle, it poured. So I got dressed in my gardening clothes, put on some flip flops, and drove down to Home Depot, which I knew would NOT be crowded.
I was right. They had closed the exit to the garden department, so I shopped happily there, getting watered along with all the plants. I chose geraniums and a nice pot of verbena, then went inside to pay. And then I splish-splashed my way back out to the car, aware of all the rain-suited employees huddled under the overhang and no doubt envying my who-cares-about-water attitude.
Then I came home and planted those plants in the wet ground. I don’t know why this was so much fun, but it was. Me with wet hair, wet clothes, wet plants–and grateful for the rain.