Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rain dance

Looking at the radar this morning, I saw a line of showers to the north. It looked like rain was drenching Northern Mississippi and Alabama. It seems the jet stream shifted which pushed cooler weather southward and all along the boundary where cool air met warm, it was raining.

Normally our humidity is so high that makes the air feel like the consistency of a Pepsi. But the drought pushed all moisture out to sea and our humidity is similar to what it is most of the time in Colorado.

I stepped outside to feed the chickens and survey the sky for an analog weather report. There were clouds sweeping down from the north, but the sun peeped through and highlighted the tops of the trees. It was a beautiful thing to see.

What this means for us is that the rain came all the way to with 15 miles of our house to the north, but the moisture dissipated before it made it to the ground.

The weatherman says that we should get rain by the end of the week. Jilda and I plan to do a rain ceremony out in the yard on Friday if it hasn't rained. I'm not sure what this will involve, and I'm quite sure I don't want to know until it's time. I will gladly sacrifice my dignity for a little bit of rain.


  1. I hope you will be able to do a dance/ceremony of gratitude.

  2. Made a nice photo, even nicer if it was pouring!

  3. When we get rain, I step out on the patio and dance.

  4. We have not had rain since October 8th! Its very dry here and forest fires are progressing in our mountains. Do a dance for us.

  5. Prayers for all needing rain right now. Many are experiencing devastation forest fires.

  6. Ahhhhh! Do the rain dance, work hard and get some results!!!!

    We do hope the rain comes soon. WE too are dry, but not as dry as you guys up there.

  7. Praying for rain! (I don't dance, but will clap with abandon!)

  8. Snow is coming this way. I will not be doing a snow dance. However I hope your rain dance does more than make you sweat. Good luck.

  9. Haha... I hope that rain comes to you don't have to do the dance... lol... I will send you some of ours... apparently it will be raining until Monday... xo

  10. Anonymous1:42 AM

    If you do a rain dance, please post a video!!

  11. We are all praying for rain here in the South....

  12. So happy you are getting rain! I love this picture!


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