I heard that wonderful "noise" at 5 am and woke right up.
For an hour it downpoured and the dry earth soaked it right up.
I heard the flowers moan with pleasure.
The birds landed on the half full birdbath and drank, bathed and rested.
The dirt rolled off my old truck and the cat came running into the barn.
Flys dissapeared or were killed by the short deluge.
Its just sprinkling a little now, but it will last most of the day. Probably only a teaspoon of relief for a drought ridden area, but at least its a start.