The soil is soggy from lots of rain over the last couple of days. (Alas, it was not a outdoor gardening day today, but I finished ordering warm-season seeds. Gardening is an optimistic hobby, even as I contemplate the (hungry) woodchucks and deer that could chew things down in a flash.)
It's been a warm rain, with thunder and lightning, most unusual for for winter.
It's needed though, and although we've had fairly normal levels of rainfall recently, groundwater and reservoir levels are still low.