Just Two Chicks!

Just Two Chicks!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's a Miracle!

Rain... YES, we finally have rain after going almost two months without. The lake is down 4 feet. The trees have the appearance of an early fall, but we know they're actually dying from not having enough water. People who are doing the right thing by conserving water, have dead lawns. It's really sad. All of my beautiful flowers have died. The wife and I worked so hard on those flowers. Having a contest of sorts to see who was the most OCD. I think we tied that one.

Our perfect rows of flowers

We pulled the dead ones, didn't have the heart to pull the ones that were still hanging on. Our grass is green by the grace of God... we've only watered three times these past three weeks. 

I looked at the weather forecast for the rest of the week and was disappointed not to see predictions for a full week of this wet stuff. I love the rain... I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I feel this amazing sense of peace when it's pouring down. I love being home and listening to my favorite rainy day music. That would be music from the 1940's or some incredibly bluesy tunes. Dorky I know.

I can close my eyes, and picture an old home with this music playing. Two people are slow dancing as the rain beats against the windows. OR, I can picture a smoky, darkened blues club. Every time the door opens it brings in the rain, and someone shaking their umbrella off. There are people everywhere, dancing or sitting and listening to the music at small, round tables. Laughing, smoking... the women have their cigarettes in those long holders.

Enough of this. I stopped blogging to edit some pictures. Can we say ADD? Yes, yes we can. I wanted to post some in this blog, but I think what I'll do is post another blog with pictures from our mini business trip. I'll do this later, since the picture editing has taken me so long. I downloaded some new editing apps, and I've been having fun playing with them!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday... picture blog to come later this evening!


Rob-bear said...

Horray for the rain! And it didn't dampen your spirits. Except for all the dead flowers. Grumble; mumble!
Eagerly waiting foe the pictures.

Velvet_Heaven said...

Oh, I love the imagery!
And I'm jealous of the rain you got! My lawn is completely gone! And alas, no relief in sight for us!