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Finally rained

It has been a very dry summer in Ancaster, Ontario, where I live.

This morning I was awakened by loud claps of thunder and the sound of rain pattering on the windows and roof. I realised that it has been a long time since I heard this sound. It even felt a little strange to hear it.

This got me thinking about how quickly we adapt to our circumstances. Normally, in Ancaster, Ontario, where I live, summer rain is a part of life. This summer, however, we’ve had a drought. So rain stopped being part of what I expected to see.

I was happy to be surprised by refreshing rain this morning. I could almost feel the plants’ relief.

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