After one of the driest Septembers on record, October has barely started before the rain has returned announcing the onset of more changeable weather more in keeping, perhaps, with the time of year. Welcomed by gardeners and farmers, but not necessarily by the rest of us.
How to capture evidence of rain? Streaks of rain falling, puddles, filled rivers, rain dancing on the tarmac? Or just single drops of rain standing improbably tall on a newly painted step, clinging by their menisci, as the ground dried. Science can be indeed be beautiful.