It rained last night in our little desert neck of the woods and the rain is welcome. It really is true that some of the best things in life are free. I am opening up all the windows in the house to let in the fresh morning air. It is interesting how the rain makes the sagebrush and junipers smell so fresh and fragrant. We have several quail families about and they are calling back and forth to each other and ushering their little quail chicks about. The hummingbirds at the feeder are feeding frantically, fighting over territory with there little boney beaks. I swear the wild sunflowers are six feet tall and brilliant. Its moments like these that make me really appreciate the simple things in life or should I say the free things in life. This morning I can feel that nostalgic touch of autumn in the air and it feels so good. I can sense the coming of winter and I intend to make every moment of August and the fall months count! I hope everyone feels a touch of fall this morning!