So, as I was trying to settle down to sleep last night (Oct 19th) I heard rain.
That caused me to get up to shut some windows.
Before I could do that, I discovered Junior cat Ada in the very act of stealing the dog's food in the un-lighted house.
Just as soon as I turn on a light she scurried away, guilt writ large on her face. "Cats love darkness rather than light because their deed are evil" (or naturally feline).
I went outside for a moment. We've not had rain for about a month, so the smell of the gentle rain on the parched earth was simply delicious.
And the rain dripping off the roof made for a lovely sight, and for gentle sounds.