1. Rain droplets cling to the window screen like a sparkling jeweled curtain.
2. It's a wonderful, full day of rain with heavy clouds. The landscape soaks it in and turns a deeper green.
3. We caught up with each other over lunch and coffee, talking between bites of our huge sandwiches. I made paninis of pesto, mozarella, tomatoes and capers on thick slices of sourdough bread. The tomatoes and capers are sauteed for a couple of minutes first, then drizzled with a tiny bit of Balsamic vinegar. Each bite is of crispy outer ridges of bread filled with soft cheese and tons of flavor. Yum!