It's raining, and that isn't anything special or unusual
(especially for this time of year). I became aware of the rain a few moments ago; it just picked up in intensity and I heard it through the open window. A very robust rhododendron pushes its full lilac-colored blooms against the glass of the window and are serving to amplify this evening spring shower. It's very serene and nice to listen to, it's a great background for homework and an episode of PBS Frontline.