A night and as early morning filled with down-pouring rain has once again slowed the beginning of Eva's joyful day of running of laps around the swimming pool. She is currently lying at my feet and taking a short nap.
Maybe the rain will stop before long. It is hiding the mountains in an all-inclusive mist of low clouds at this moment. And the pool's surface has risen almost to the overflow stage..
Later... Just Before Noon
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While searching through the various Writers Guidelines pages on the Internet, I read one that made me think about racial discrimination. It was in:
It rained most of the night and was still raining at daybreak when Eva needed to go out and do her morning business. She picked the times well, choosing her forays into the downpour at those instants when the rain let up. Sometimes she reveals remarkable intelligence.
Early in the morning, just a little after daybreak, a partial rainbow appeared over the Santa Catalina mountains a bit to the north of the house. I pointed it out to Eva but it seemed to be either invisible or inconsequential to her. She did notice a bird flying over the pool though and proceeded to chase it away with a series of loud, throaty barks.