The RAIN, I mean!
Honestly, I rarely complain about the weather! I walk out the door in the morning without having looked at or listened to a weather report. Hurricanes, thunder storms, floods, heatwaves … I am often unaware that they are in the forecast until I leave the house and someone fills me in. It’s easy for me to be this way; my work isn’t affected by the weather. And besides, I love the energy of a storm.
Recently we’ve been heartbroken about the loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona. I keep thinking that if somehow the western states could have gotten some of our rain, things might have ended differently on Yarnell Hill. And I’m quite sure that all the folks in my neck of the woods would be grateful to see a bit of that southwestern sun.
Our most recent storm caused some pretty significant flooding in Southwest Virginia. In fact, a pond developed in a friend’s back yard. And since I’m a long time fan of puddle jumping, and playing in the water in general, I headed out for some fun!
Yes! I did play in the pond!
I loved the ripples that were created when I moved around the pond …
and the raindrops caused lovely patterns as well.
These sort of looked like abstract water colors.
So, despite the fact that we are all pretty fed up, there’s no doubt that rain helps to create beautiful images.