Our oldest grandson Thomas is about 4-1/2 years old, which means he’s never known a time when California wasn’t suffering from drought. There have been far too few times when young children could jump in puddles where we live. Fortunately for Thomas, he has wise parents. Just after our first strong rainfall of the season, and while they were celebrating Family Night with My Beloved and me, they let him get dressed him up in rain gear and jump in puddles to his heart’s delight. I was lucky to be there to experience and capture his joy in these photos.