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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Respite From The Heat


We had rain today, a gentle-falling rain, the kind where you can use an umbrella without fear of it being turned inside out.
If you listened carefully you could hear the trees and flowers, heaving a big sigh of relief, their roots and foliage drinking in every last drop of moisture.

The temperatures fell, and for the first time in several weeks we enjoyed a tolerable 72 degrees.
Oh, how I love days such as this.

"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."
~Author Unknown

12 comments:

Stew said...

I love that quote. I've learned to enjoy all weather. It does no good to try and fight it.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Jo!
Don't you just love those temperatures..when you can actually take a nice big breath and feel refreshed. We finally got some rain last week and on the weekend and I enjoyed the break from watering. Now we're back up in the 90's and will ready 98 for the next 3 days. Enjoy your 'cool' while you can as I think our heat may be going your way. Have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photo ! I love the warm days with cool breezes ! We need a rain here badly it is a dry as a bone I am watering my gardens and planters every eve, we need a day of gentle rain ! Oh and I love dancing in the rain ! Have a wonderful day !

Sandra said...

this is a truly beautiful photo. glad you got rain, we are hoping for some today, a chance THEY said. our poor trees, the big ones are drooping, it has been 2 months since we had any and only 2 short ones since the first of the year.

Stacy said...

What glorious weather! I know it will only last a day or so; perhaps that is why we appreciate it so much!

Love your birdbath! Mine is far too deep. I had to find a huge rock to add to it before any birds would dare go near it... which makes it more difficult to keep clean...but it's still a great addition to any yard!

Enjoy the temps today...they're only visiting! :)

DJan said...

I love that quote! It is perfect for my neck of the woods. We had rain yesterday, again today, and we continue with temps in the sixties...

Doc said...

May we always dance in the rain and sing aloud, be young at heart. Glad you enjoyed your day.

karena said...

Couldn't agree more. I love gentle rains...everything in the garden always looks better too. Glad you finally got some rain. Are those Alliums in the background? Lovely photo.

A Dancing Mango said...

Love the quote, love the blog, love the photos, and music!!
All you little photos certainly tell a story, they are wonderful!
We are thinking of locating to Tn. From Wi. It is cold here 85% of our lives.
Yes, the soft rain is perfect.. as you stand in the garden and smell the fragrance of lavender, along with many other fragrant flowers..
Thank you for being here.. you made my day!
Come visit me.. ! :=)

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely photos and an apt quotation, as always.

Please send the rain this way. We could do with a day or two of gentle showers. Our temperatures are gloriously cooler, too, and it's a delight to be outside in the shade. Thanks be to God!

Hugs!

John Gray said...

""Life is not about waiting for the clouds to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."

another variation!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Jo! I love that quote and always enjoy my visits to your blog, the music is always so fitting with what you've posted!

THANK YOU for your kind thoughts on my blog!