"The gentle rain which waters my beans and keeps me in the house today is not drear and melancholy, but good for me too..." ~Henry David Thoreau
"...And now, in the morning, how good it is to see the brilliant light of the blessed summer day, always brightest after rain, and to see how every tree and plant is full of new life and abounding gladness: and to feel one's own thankfulness of heart, and that it is good to live, and all the more good to live in a garden." ~Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932) from a 1900 issue of Home and Garden
If I were to have a garden party, it would surely be now while the sunflowers are so grand. And, I might just do that...have a party!