Friday, June 24, 2011


Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
 ~Langston Hughes

Finally, it rained yesterday. I know, so what, you say. But this was a very big event. We have not had rain since the end of February. I've sat and watched it rain all around me--to the north of us, to the west of us, but never ON us. Well yesterday, the heavens opened right on top of us. Big, drops of liquid sunshine poured down for about 45 minutes followed by a another 30 minutes or so of gentle rain. It was glorious. And yes, I went out into it. It felt wonderful. Then about 5:30 p.m. it happened again. Amazing. The total rainfall was 2"!! I didn't have to water the gardens today. Yay!


  1. Good! But can the earth absorb so much water when it's so dry?

  2. Oh, you lucky girl!! We got only a half inch yesterday.

    Went to Blackwater Forest this morning birdwatching and it had rained bunches up there yesterday.

  3. @Ciel: Our soil is so sandy, water runs right through it. Two inches of rain won't last long and today I'm back to watering the garden.

  4. No rain in all that time, yet everything looks so green.


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