I have not posted in a week, in part because I have had a sick baby. There was time only for the important stuff: holding my baby while looking out the window at the rain, and at the trees beyond glistening. There's the amazing ability for the rain around here to fall on only half of what I can see, ie on the parking lot but not the trees behind. From my couch I can see a bay window and sliding doors--often it will look like two different landscapes. One will be clouded over while the other shines brightly.