After passing a wakeful Saturday night listening for the first sounds of rain and wind and wondering if I should have taken the pots of flowers off the porch railing, I woke to gentle rain.
The rain continued for most of the day -- still gentle, no wind.
By late afternoon the rain gauge was at 7/10ths of an inch. How fortunate we are in comparison to folks closer to the coast or even in other parts of western North Carolina. I have no doubt our rivers and creeks are running high and I believe school is cancelled today in the county, but still . . .
Several Madison County friends posted on FB a screen grab of a radar map -- showing Marshall and the surrounding area as a rain free. "The storm parts around Marshall as if there's a bubble over us," one said.
(I've always known this is a rather special place.)
By late afternoon the rain had stopped.
Worth waiting for!