Earlier today, I thought about sharing with you a sunny, summery fountain, lake or stream picture from Bend, Oregon, for Watery Wednesday. However, late this afternoon the high desert skies turned ominously dark. This is what most people here call "bad"weather. In defense of rain, I find it exciting, invigorating and it cleans up the dusty, pollen-filled air. Having lived much of my life on the Oregon Coast, I am accustomed to long spells of clouds, wind and rain and consider inclemency, in part, normal "good" weather. Feeling quite contented by this fortunate turn in the weather, I gazed out my kitchen window and was happy to see the pine tree on my deck showering. I knew when the downpour stopped, its needles would be glistening with silvery droplets as emblems of renewed energy. I looked forward to breathing and savoring the fresh moist air and, through this picture, I invite its sensation to you.