Oh thank you Diane!
What a pleasure it was to read your post.
I'm glad to have reminded you of spring & rain in the desert. It sounds enchanting & It also sounds like you miss it very much! (A trip back, soon, maybe ..?)
Yes, it is truly wondrous, the changes that a good soak can bring. ( I loved your description of the desert animals mating like mad, while the going was good!)
I, too, can remember dancing in the street after a particularly long, hot summer drought: I was an Art student at college & we were all beginning to suffer the debilitating effects of the prolonged heat. Well, when the rain finally escaped from the sky, after endless hopeful signs & much anticipation, we we beside ourselves with sheer, beautiful joy! We danced, hugged each other, & just had to stand IN it! Thank YOU for reminding me of that time.