Monsoons, or rainy seasons, are a shift in wind direction which causes excessive rainfall. Yup, we are having a monsoon. Flash flooding in Creston (25 miles north of us) last night, water was a foot high over roads. The Grand River is just east of us about 1/2 mile but fortunately we are uphill from it. The whole southwestern part of Iowa is under a constant flood watch not just because of the rain but also the Missouri River. According to our weather forecasters the sun is to shine tomorrow. A welcome blessing as my garden looks pretty sad right now. We have been getting rainfall almost every day, and looking up at the sky, we often see it dominated by dark foreboding clouds. But as with all things, we welcome the rainy season, as we know a dry time will come.