To us here in Australia, the sound of rain on the roof is magic after eleven years of drought. We have a 'teaser' every now and then. Two days ago we were lucky enough to get 12mm, which put a few litres into the tanks. Sometimes we get a few huge drops, then it peters out - weird. Now it's sunny again, the grey clouds threaten but pass over and the sky's blue again.
There's nothing on the way either; we're right down the bottom right corner of the map. You can just see the outline of Victoria.
We have a corrugated iron roof and, when it rains, we'll put the TV on Mute and listen to the rhythm of the falling rain. And there's nothing like it when you're warm and cosy under the doona!
Dan Fogelberg on Johnny Carson Show 1990