Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Come Rain or Come Shine or Both

Generally speaking, I love the rain.  I love to sit on the screen porch and watch the rain.  I love to sit in the library and watch the rain.  I loved the rain when I was a kid, especially the summer rain at my grandpa's farm.  Sitting in the barn listening to rain on the tin roof.  The only time in my life when I didn't like rain was when I did home care visits in the inner city.  Trying to juggle equipment, arriving at the door dripping, rain is not a friend to home care nurses.
We have had so much rain lately that I really can't say I still enjoy it.  But yesterday around sunset brought a beautiful rainy sight.
(You will need to click on photographs to see the rain)
 The setting sun was shining through the rain in the yard.

 A change in camera settings almost obscures the rain.

Large drops falling straight down 

 We certainly didn't need more rain, but it was beautiful.

Longfellow said it best,
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."


Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Lovely shots - like the one with the lighting soft even tho the rain does not show up! It is rumbling now as I write this so more rain today!

Carolina Mts

The Bug said...


Rae said...

That is so beautiful.

Carolina Linthead said...

Indeed, too much of a good thing, but lovely images.

Ms. A said...

I know you've had more than your share of rain, but the shots are beautiful!

Bet the girls are beside themselves... probably literally, from being cooped up.

robin andrea said...

It does look beautiful. But you know sometimes enough is enough. Your photos remind me of days and days in the pacific northwest. Green and lush, but wet and soggy too. I hope you get some sunshine.

kks said...

very cool shots!! we've had plenty of rain as well!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful shots. Like the first one best. I could probably be in knee deep water and still not resent the rain and I once lost everything in a flood. However, I have been in way more droughts. They scare me more.

Lise said...

Stunning photos! What a peaceful garden you have:) I'm glad to see you posting again, I was not aware you were back!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You surely have had an abundance of rain, just as we have had hardly enough. Today was an exception as it rained all morning and delayed our grass cutting until the then the rain and recent heat and humidity will really have made it grow tall.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE your backyard; so tranquil! I enjoy the rain...but only when I'm at home and don't need to travel.

Peruby said...

Reminds me of the stanza in a song by CCR's "have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day?"

Or, something like that.