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, last night, some much needed rain did some kissing of my earth. it had been over a week (again) since we had any rain. in all my days i don't remember there being an entire week without afternoon thunderstorms in the month of august. something about hurricane dean sucking all the moisture out of our air while it was concentrating its fury on the yucatan and mexico. so it was to be that we were spared the hurricane but not the drought. all living things were happily basking in the after-drippings this morning. all my sleeping beauty friends eagerly preening, chirping, and feeding in what appeared to me a blissful state. maybe that was just my own bliss at being dismissed from hose dragging, hand watering duty for at least 24 hours.
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. ~Kin Hubbard
i chuckled at the truth of this quote (i'm guilty). AND ... apparently i would be minus a few posts. i've given way in my writings about the lack of rain, the abundance of rain, the lack of rain some more and the unforgiving heat wave multiple times the past weeks.
the state of the garden in august (it's almost over - whew!)
photos taken this week
what remains alive in
defiance of the adverse conditions
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow