The rain was so beautiful today in NYC. It started heavy, blasting the streets with gallons of rainwater (a kind of cleansing?), easing the heat, then calmed by mid-afternoon, when a warm sun bathed the city and greeted the rain happily. I walked, rainboots and raincoat on, to the Nelly’s Flower Shop on Union and Broadway and had a meet-cute with Nelly’s daughter Cantina in their little store that was bursting with a bountiful collection of plants. I walked home, showering in the heavy pour with my hands full to a warm house, put on some Dinah Washington and set to decorating the apartment with my new purchases. Here are the results.