Monday, September 19, 2011

rain, glorious rain



It rained!


Over the course of the last two days and nights, we had five (at least) rain showers and it was overcast all weekend. It started with our usual (lately) 10 minute light shower but on Sunday it rained for almost an hour, not heavy, but not light either. Most important was the length of time. I can't remember when it last rained more than just a sporadic 10 minutes, few and very far between.

A drop in the bucket though as we are 20 inches behind in our annual rainfall.

This lack of rain has weighed heavily on my spirit.

But already the grass is greening up, the bindweed is suddenly covered with flowers, the pampas grass is putting up it's blooms, the air is heavy with humidity and everything looks so much happier including me.


It rained.


22 comments:

  1. hallelujah!!! glad you're seeing new grow already! we managed to get 2 1/2 inches in a storm last night, complete with power outage, but i'll take it!!! yippee!!!

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  2. Raising my coffee cup in a toast to rain, and wishing you more rain too ... Cheers :)

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  3. It is so amazing how much the weather affects us and our moods. Glad you finally got some rain!

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  4. It doesn't take much to green up the land, but I felt like I should do a little watering still after an inch and a half here.

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  5. Oh my god. I know that feeling. It is such a relief!
    Glad for you. Yes, I am.

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  6. Congratulations!
    May there be plenty more of it.

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  7. Finally. Rain for both the earth and for you. I hope that it isn't an isolated incident, and that this pattern continues.

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  8. Wonderful. I'll bet your rain guage was filled up several several times.

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  9. Best news of the week. I hope you get more. More. More.

    Hugs!

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  10. May more rains fall soft upon your fields. Sadly I think we have taken all of your rain. There is a constant trickle through my basement.

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  11. i rode home through the rain yesterday. i love rain as much as the sun. i can share your sense of missing it but not to the same degree as it is rare that we endure the drought that you have. steven

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  12. Finally.. I hope you get as much as is needed.

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  13. Yay! I'm happy for you, and all the parched critters in your area.

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  14. WHEW! and about time, too. Dry up here- Whew- and about time too!

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  15. Thank god.

    Water is life. Maybe the weather pattern is broken now. May the rains come and soak the dry land, little by little. No floods, please.

    May it be so.

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  16. I heard about the rain this morning and thought of you and a couple of other Texan bloggers I've gotten to know.
    Hallelujah, Ellen!
    What drizzling joy in this post. :~D

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  17. Yeahhhh!
    So good to feel the power of the rain again, isn't it?
    We have been dry all summer, and everything is suffering here too.

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  18. What a wonderful blessing! Hope you get more.

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