I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Happiness of Rain

All night I listened.
The rain was outside the open window,
making small consistent sounds that, in this time of drought,
make me feel like one too long away from its soul mate.
In the morning the sky still weighed heavily with dark clouds...
...still filled with moisture... but moving away, across the landscape, to the East.

The Abe Lincoln rose seems to say, "Oh, I've been waiting for you, Rain."
The bush rose, hardier than its neighbor, concurs.

The newly planted Columbine is most happy without the sun and is pleased with the moist, cool morning.
The Basil, a sun lover, is even looking better for the night of rain.

The Kangaroo Paw was not as happy... but it's an Australian native and isn't really happy until Summer arrives.

My garden ladies survived the night. One always looks like I feel with rain on my face...

The other is younger and is never really please with the moisture and what it does to her hair.
She will learn...


  1. Nature blushing with touch of rain:)

  2. Lovely, Connie! I had no idea when I accepted your friend request that it was YOU! I have a friend with the last name Collins and I thought it was his daughter. Much happier now that I know it's you :)
    (It's raining here today...)

  3. nice to see rain in your parts...I know you've got a lot of problems with drought. Too bad we couldnt divide up the sun and rain between our two places!

  4. The flowers so beautiful with the rain drops.

  5. Connie so glad to hear that you got some rain. I know you need it bad. Hope the southern part of California gets some also. Your photos are great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. Ah, I felt and smelled the rain again as I enjoyed reading your post. Love T

  7. Your captured the blessings of a good rain so perfectly in your post. Lovely!!! The photos are beautiful.

  8. I absolutely love rain- I find it peaceful and nurturing.



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