The welcome sound of raindrops greeted us here in the Hill Country this morning. Thunder rumbled and lightning flashed for a bit before we got the rain…a sprinkle at first then a few minutes of hard rain. Several of us stepped out on the porch and were rewarded with cool breezes and that wonderful smell that happens when rain hits the earth. When it subsided, I took note of the oak pollen tassels littering the sidewalk. Seeing that, I sincerely hope it will help out all of us allergy sufferers now that nature has given the air a good washing!