Sunday, October 9, 2011

rainy day



I've had a hard time tearing myself away from the windows and doors today. You see, it was raining. Really raining. A rainy day, not just a scattered 10 minute shower on an occasional day. Not a heavy rain, not a thunderstorm, some low rumbling of thunder but no lightning. Just a steady rain.

It's magic. It's mesmerizing. It's been so long since I have seen a rain like this.

I was out earlier, before it started, trying to determine how much rain we'd got during the night. I remember waking up and hearing thunder.

I took my camera with me in case I saw anything noteworthy.


My miniature pomegranate tree (shrub?) that my sister grew from seed has put on quite a few fruit. This was not the largest or even the reddest but it was the easiest for me to photograph.


The field sunflowers were late to come on this year. In fact, I didn't think we were going to get any at all. And then they surprised me.


I wandered over to check on the spinach and beans I planted earlier in the week and this first bean sprout was up. Some spinach too.



Then it started raining and I did eventually get the mold filled I was working on. 


We've had the doors open all day. The moist air has felt so good and the sound of the rain all day was so soothing.


It's stopped now and I glanced up a moment ago and looked out and the sky was all pinky purple in the southeast. This is the first great sunset we've had in months. The unrelenting blue sky would only fade into night.

good day, good night





23 comments:

  1. I breathe a sigh of relief just hearing about the rain. Thank god.

    Incredible how the green world responds, even after a long terrible drought, to the return of rain.

    Water is life. SO GLAD you're finally getting some moisture. Whew!

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  2. If there is anyone that deserved rain it was definitely you all. Your pictures are stunning. I especially like the flower.

    I hope you get a bit more this week and I happy you had such an enjoyable day. I love the sound of rain too.

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  3. congratulations on honest-to-goodness rains!!! we've had only sprinkles here today...

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  4. Lovely rain drenched pictures. Here's to more.

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  5. Rain can be so sweet sometimes ...

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  6. Hurrah for you. Wow that's wonderful. Linda

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  7. Ellen, these are the most gorgeous photos ever.

    It would be so nice to have a nice rain without the dramatics of thunder and lightning. I don't think that ever happens here though.

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  8. Omigosh. This is the most wonderful message from you. Sweet sweet water. Finally.

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  9. Glad to hear you got some rain. Very cool colors in your shots. The yellow flower and the orange sunset really stand out.

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  10. Oh for those quenching drops, splatters, torrents! Great images, its wet here too, but gentler and earth smells - and what a sunset!

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  11. I love how you captured the droplets. And the tiny pomegranate is lovely, as is the flower and the sprout. And your new piece looks good enough to eat. Seriously, it made me think "Yum'.

    My goodness, what a sunset...

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  12. It is raining because the Tigers And Rangers are trying to play their playoff games in Arlington.

    Planting beans! In Michigan we are planting snow shovels just outside the door...we'll need them soon enough. I do love baby bean plants, though. I used to grow them, and a bunch of other stuff.

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  13. sweet supernova sunflower ellen! happy rain. it's as good as sun any day but nice...oh so nice... for you to move slightly closer to a balance of the two! steven

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  14. A very nice share today, I would like to have a bit here.

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  15. Woo hoo! I love your pictures of wet living things :)

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  16. I am totally happy for you. Yesterday when Don told me the baseball game between the Texas Rangers (son-in-law's team) and our Detroit Tigers was rained out, cancelled early because it was going to rain all day, I squealed with joy for all you Texans!

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  17. Wasn't it delightful? I couldn't get enough of it myself. Just kept those doors open, and let those sounds soothe me to sleep. Boy, it's been a long time! I had forgotten how cleansing a good storm can be. Hope more is coming soon! Best to you from North Texas....EFH

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  18. We've had rain too. Not enough but still- water falling from the sky. It is a glorious miracle.

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  19. I'm relieved for you. You had just posted a comment on my blog about having not seen a sunset in quite a while because of the lack of clouds. You sure got a beauty of one tonight.

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  20. Hooray, for the rain, and your pics are fab! Love that sunflower and sunset. Beautiful!

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  21. Brava for the rain
    your sunflower photo is lovely

    I really love having the windows open, AC makes me feel like I live on an airplane

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  22. Thank God for the Rain! A little water and nature explodes in glorious color. Beautiful pictures.

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  23. What a relief! Thanks for sharing the (moist) joy.

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