A cold front moved through, the one that almost doused TPP, and brought with it some much appreciated relief in the form of 2.5" of rain according to the official garden rain gauge and cooler temperatures, highs in the 70s and 80s, and night time lows in the 50s and 60s, low enough to put the cats back on the bed. That's more rain than we had for the whole month of July. Other than all the plants that have already died or died back, the gardens looked pretty good this AM, and the lily pond was absolutely full. The change in stature shows how much many of the trees and shrubs were stressed. A few plants had already resprouted from early rains, so hopefully this trend does not prove to be a fooler. This should also help soybeans in our area recover some.