Sadly, I do not have the photographic equipment necessary to really show this very well, but ... well, can you see it?
The driveway that is this color in the heat, is this color today:
And the plant growing up the corner of the woodshed, just outside the kitchen door is all wet too. See? There is a gentle, soaking, quiet, refreshing, cooling, steady, windless rain falling today.
There are people in this world who've lived here in the maritime Northwest, and who've left it in favor of more sunny days per annum. And those people lived where there are about 25-50 fewer inches of rainfall than we get here where I am, very near the center point of the Cascades where the rainfall has been known to reach numbers like 140" in a year. It's wet here. Or ... it's supposed to be wet here. And that's the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I like it.