Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Blessed rain

I fell asleep watching the weatherman last night. Angry lines of storms pulsed, thundered and raced toward us, but  the rain gods must have read your comments last night because the violent storms split before they arrived here and went both north and south of us. 

The line of storms finally organized and pushed toward us in the wee hours of the morning. Torrential rains fell making the metal roof roar. When my brother-in-law called just after 7 a.m. he said he'd dumped 5.5 inches of rain out of his rain gauge. And it continued to rain until about 10 a.m.

The Weather Channel said some areas got close to 8 inches of rain. It's not a drought-buster, but it's a start.

I had meetings this morning and I got soaked while loading my truck. When I arrived at the center to set up for the meeting, I had to pour water from my shoes. There were times in the past when I would have cussed as I did this, but today I simply smiled.

Jilda and I walked when I arrived home this evening and everything looked so fresh. You could almost hear the earth sigh. The rain had apparently quenched its thirst.



  1. What lovely writing about the rain. It refreshed your spirit, too.


  2. They never announce that a drought is over. The first heavy rain they tell you the ground just soaked it all in and it was no help, the next rain they tell you it all was just run off. Then after one more good rain they just say nothing, they never declare a drought over. Here is hoping you soon just hear nothing.

  3. I enjoyed the post. The talk of receiving rain is refreshing in itself. we only got enough to wet the streets. But I am GLAD to hear of RAIN...

  4. So glad you received rain! Glad also those horrible storms didn't cause you any trouble. Enjoy that refreshed earth!

  5. And doesn't rain-washed air smell wonderful.
    I am so glad for you.

  6. Good news. The rain will do good unless you get too much.

  7. Thank the good Lord you all got that much needed rain ! I've heard from several that have said the same! The earth is freshened and renewed with rain !

  8. Glad you got the rain. I didn't realize your area was that parched.

  9. We had a storm come through last night. Tornados were threatening. Still not enough rain to put out all these wild fires around here. Today we have the most beautiful blue sky!

  10. Anonymous2:35 PM

    ♪ ♫ Singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain ♪ ♫ ♫

  11. I'm really glad you got your rain. I'm singing with fishducky... That earth must have been really thirsty. Enjoy this great gift. We got dumped on with two wet snow storm back to back and over 46,000 N.B. Power customers had lost power from fallen trees on power line and many blown transformers. Some had been without power for two days. Our first snow of the season. We had a very mild fall.

    I posted a blog post but I don't know if I have any followers left as I had put my blog on Private on April 20th.

  12. Your words made me feel the rain on my face.


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