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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Love A Rainy Sunday !

~I love rainy days, especially rainy days we are able to stay home. Sunday was just such a day. The type of day I long for so many other days of the year. It was not too cold, the rain was constant, I had a good book on CD to listen to while I plyed my yarn. I put a pork roast with vegetables in the oven , and with the rain beating on the sky lights and the view of the rain falling on our yard and pond from my comfy spot in the living room..I was so happy ! I think this red legged frog at the edge of our pond was happy too !~Rain beckons me, calls to me. I love to sleep with my bedroom window open on rainy nights. After plying yarn for awhile, I decided to venture out in the rain. Everything is so fresh ! Here the hostas by the front entrance sidewalk seem instantly refreshed. The Lady's Mantle and sedums grow quickly after summer rains.
~"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." Langston Hughes April Rain Song 
The downspouts gurgle and make little streams.
The little birdbath set amidst the ferns and rhododendron is filled with the rain water.
Thorin and Bombadil do not share my love of rain. Thorin peers out at me from his perch in the goat house. They go to great lengths to keep their feet and faces dry. They will jump from board to board to rock, sometimes with difficulty to avoid getting themselves wet. You would think they melt in rain the way the behave. ~The ducks mill around. So many choices for water loving ducks on a rainy day. Puddles, streams, the pond ? Or just hanging out on the water soaked lawn. The slugs are out in full force today so the ducks can graze on gourmet ( to ducks that is ) food without much effort.As much as I love the rain, I'll pass on a little boat ride around the pond.
~Rainy days fill me with energy ! I can accomplish so much while it rains. When there have been too many rainless days I get depressed. I also pine away for rain when I am visiting other places and states that do not get much rain. To me, a rainy day is to be cherished, like a vacation of sorts. I guess I am weird that way. ~One of my favorite passages in the Bible is where God answers Job out of the whirlwind and addresses the audacity of man to question his creator. Here God speaks of the rain and weather. "Who has cleft a channel for the flood, or a way for the thunderbolt; to bring rain on a land without people, on a desert without a man in it,to satisfy the waste and desolate land, and to make the seeds of grass to sprout ?Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew ?..Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that an abundance of water may cover you ? Can you send forth lightnings that they may go and say to you 'Here we are?' ...Who can count the clouds by wisdom, or tip the water jars of the heavens, when the dust hardens into a mass as the clods stick together? " Job 38; 25 -38 ~~~
~And there is one more reason I love a rainy day , an unknown author says it perfectly ! "God made rainy days so gardeners can get the housework done ."~

7 comments:

Daisy said...

I love a good rainy day too---it can be like music when you listen to it right. I wish we could get a good all day steady rain here. It has been dry as dust for probably close to six weeks now, and we really need it. Lovely post, Kathy. :D

noble pig said...

The pitter patter of the rain is like a song. I adore a good rain, not an annoying sprinkle but a nice hard shower. I can't wait to have one!

Lanny said...

Remin ds me of a favorite song that sends me immediately into a state of worship. My appologies to the writers for such flagrant abuse but I trust you won't use this for ill will. Here are the words and I will play you the song this weekend.
~
I Would Drown by Joshua Meeker

i've sat and watched the autumn rain
as it filled the rivers up again
i heard your gentle voice begin to sing
"i love you"

O i, i need your healing touch upon my head
i need your bread
and I would jump into your river
i would drown to be alive in you

you haven't changed since i'd been gone
these desert days, they seem to last so long
fall on my face, begin to scream
that i need you
~

I expecially like the "autumn rain" reference it speaks so much to me as I have always seen autumn as just another New Year's Day, a time of reflection and beginning again. But then I could sit here and go line by line what touches me about this young man's words. I'll stop here and let it speak to you on its own.

Megan said...

I love a good rainy day too. Nobody around here understands that! I don't know that I'd trade the glory of the thunderstorms that rush through in spurts, but I sure do miss a good three days' worth of plain old drizzle every now and then.

KathyB. said...

Daisy, 6 weeks without rain, a drought !

Noble pig, in the Willamette Valley where your new vinyards will be planted you will have the same weather we have, and lots of rain AND sunshine. I love the Willamette Valley.

Megan, you miss the rain because you spent your first few years here and Northern Oregon, the rain smells like HOME.At least that is my theory .

Lanny, bring the music to our camp-out. I am bringing my cd player ...KathyB. see you soon.

megan said...

Oh I absolutely agree! But what's funny about that is that I never miss the mountains. I love the prairie! (And maybe that is because there is a lot more evergreen here in the river valley than people would assume?)

Megan said...

P.S. We're having a rare drizzly-rain day right now. :-) I'm going to take the forced inside time to put together all the music for our upcoming Sunday School programs that start again next week.