LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, October 27, 2008

Finally the Clouds Brought Rain

We have been fooled so often before. Storm clouds would gather, perhaps with thunder and lightning, only to travel on without giving us any rain. This time however, Mother Nature did not trick us, but brought us a welcome treat of two-and-a-half inches of rain.

These shots were taken in my neighborhood in the late evening just before the rains came down. What a welcome drink for the thirsty trees.







You can be assured that nobody in our area complained about the rain. Well, someone probably did. There's just no pleasing everyone.

14 comments:

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: It's wonderful that you can be thankful for rain. We had some snow flurries today.

Cheryl said...

Don't you just love it when it rains after such a long time.....the photographs are lovely, moody pics are just great.......

cyclopseven said...

Rain is a wonder. Can anyone afford to hate it without least hating himself? Good write buddy.

Dog_geek said...

I'm glad that you finally got some rain - we had a few showers last week, and tomorrow we might even get *snow*! Yikes! (And if we do, I might complain about it, but I hope you won't hold that against me!)

Cicero Sings said...

I'm glad you finally got some rain!

We sure could use more precip! Our lakes are melting away.

Tina said...

I don't like the rain when it is pouring, but I do like what the rain leaves behind in growth, color and life! If I can get out when it is drizzly I'm fine but that pouring rain..just makes me huddle up and...blog! I love that you showed a series of photos...and glad that you got some (sounds like) much needed rain.

Shellmo said...

I like how there were little specks of sunlight in your storm clouds. I personally do not mind a little rain!

pat said...

The mountains were beautiful as always...I got some great pictures! I know you are glad for the rain; I love rain anytime!

Mary said...

Relief. Don't ya just love rain clouds? I guess it's because we rarely see them.

I'm glad you finally had measurable rain. We received a trace last weekend, too. Gloomy and damp. No complaints!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky pictures, Carolyn. We finally got some rain in Tennessee last Friday (when we were gone)... We are thankful for anything--even an inch!!!!! We drove home today from Buffalo and had some snow flurries near Cleveland. It's cold here tonight--but no snow (or rain).

Jayne said...

We had a nice soaker on Friday and it was cold and damp, but like you said, much needed and appreciated. Have a beautiful day Carolyn. :c)

The Birdlady said...

So glad you had some rain! There go those beautiful leaves you've posted. But there will be new green ones in the spring - well, there will be since you got rain!

Ruth said...

We have had regular rain this fall, but not too much. Some years the farmers have difficulty getting their corn in if it is too muddy in the fields. Hope you get the right amount of winter precipitation.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, everyone. We are still far below our average rainfall and the drought (in its second year) will surely affect the trees.

Good news, Helen. The rain was gentle and steady and didn't knock down all the leaves.