April 22nd, 2012

22 Apr

Here comes the rain again…

By Silver Blue

Woke up this morning to Mother Nature having a field day in raining, and knocking the proliferation of pollen into the gutter and down the drain.

Hard to see in these photos, but the old lady is really having a go at it. We’ll end up somewhere between 1/4 of an inch and 5 inches today, depending on which weather forecaster you listen to. I’m hedging my bets in the 1-2″ range. We need it. The weather has been hot and dry.

Of course, I’d be more happy if we didn’t get it in a 5 minute period, but over the course of the day, so it has a chance to sink in, allowing every plant, tree, and shrub the ability to drink their fill.

As the rain bubbles and dances its way down the gutter, along the curb, there are patches that are heavy yellow with pollen. For the moment, adios allergies.

Very little wind associated with this, however. I was hoping to hear the windchimes in their tonal song, but it’s not meant to be.

After all the blue skies of recent, I must admit that Mother Nature does look good in grey.

But there is such a thing as too much. Quit showing off.

I was fortunate. The rain let up just long enough to grab a few shots and then back up on the porch I went.

Just remember¬† “Hey now, what we had is gone…But I still remember you. Just like a rose after the rain, Something beautiful remains.” (“Something Beautiful Remains”, Tina Turner)

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Silver Blue, who says “For every thing that happens…there is a song.”

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