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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rain !

Days of extremely high temperatures have left me wilting . All my time seems to be spent watering the gardens and livestock, only to begin again. It's too hot to bake or can the fruit and veggies . We don't have air conditioning except in our bedroom... and tempting as this is, I cannot justify spending the summer days there.

Yesterday thunderstorms rolled in bringing with them abundant rain. Today is a very fine day for baking and gazing out the window, and I am loving it ! "For ground that drinks the rain which often falls upon it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receive a blessing from God." Hebrews 6 : 7

16 comments:

Pondside said...

We got it too! Isn't it wonderful? It is still raining up here, gently now. We didn't get the thunder and lightening and for that I'm grateful too!

Deb said...

That is such a beautiful photo, Kathy. Cat-in-windows....love it. We have had lots of rain and today finally we have some sun. No baking for me, though. I'm heading out for a walk. :) Deb

Marianne said...

We need rain here South of Houston Texas...and as much as it threatens to, it doesn't. It would be nice just enough to water the living, and bring a rainbow.

Baking sounds wonderful. Your photo has a warm and cozy feel. Very nice.

Thank you for visiting today.

Blessings,
Marianne

ellen b. said...

Yes, the rain and cooler temps have been a nice relief. Too bad I didn't get around to baking!

Blackberry Lane said...

I love this photo. I enjoy a rainy day and baking some days. We had an unusually cooler day today and enjoyed a stroll around the Lake.

Blackberry Lane said...

Kathy, is that Crocosmia/Montbretia outside the window? the bright orange?

Deanna said...

Pleasant to stop by today and read your post and see a lovely picture. Days where we can enjoy looking out the window are favorites,
d

Nib's End said...

In the words of Gerard Manley Hopkins: "Mine, O thou lord of life, send my roots rain..." and deliver me from the defile of drought and parched passion.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you got some rain to cool things down a bit and water your gardens.

My cottage is small and I have one window unit that cools down the whole place. Of course, I'm only talking about around 700 sq. ft. :-)

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

L. D. said...

I really like how cats respond to the world. A large window seems to be their realm as they watch the world safe and sound.

Daisy said...

Blessed rain and blessed relief. Beautiful photo, Kathy!

Deborah Montgomery said...

We have got lots and lots of rain here, to the point of major flooding. But I am loving the cooler temps. Love the picture of your kitty, and glad you got a break from so much watering!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

It was nice to have things cooled down for a couple of days this past week. We had storms for 4 or 5 days. A tree on our work property was hit by lightening but was thankfully spotted in time before the fire spread.

I enjoy your pictures of the dog, girls and chicks! I am so happy for you guys about the new baby news.

I am back to blogging! Friday was my last day of work.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Even in our hot dry area, we got a wonderful rain the other day! We are always grateful! Have a great week!

Lady Jane said...

We are having cool weather right now and have had more rain this summer than I have ever seen. With fall right around the corner it has been a short summer thus far.

B.Y.S. said...

We arrived to Washington on August 15th and stayed until the 22nd of August and it was lovely while we were there! We arrived back home late Friday evening, we drove out there, my brother flew to Denver from Michigan to help with the driving.

Catching up on blogs that I missed while being on vacation.
Amy