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Friday, June 19, 2015

And The Rains Came

Mother Nature heard my plea and sent rain to this lush Tennessee valley today.
A gully-washer of a rain.
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 world is wet today
luxurious, damp, drenched
drops hug the leaves,
anoint the still budded lilac blossoms
before their blooming
rich purple and plum
made richer by their watery skin
New leaves under the weight
droplets heavy, hanging
bowing the white pine needles
undersides exposed to drink
drink in the morning
hushed in the rain
temperature near the dewpoint
sprouts of just planted flowers
eager from the parched soil
new puddles bloom too
on the ground, the driveway
collect and gather
without the smell of summer rain yet
tears splash and spread
silent shimmers, heralds, messengers
in the spring rain.
 
~A Spring Rain : Raymond J. Foss

 

8 comments:

L. D. said...

I am glad that you finally got rain. I thought maybe all the Texas storm would eventually have to cut through your area. The plants do seem happy when you go out after a rain. Good for you and your plants too.

Susie said...

Jo, So happy you got rain when it was needed. Your flowers are so beautiful. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely pictures, the first one is stunning..

Betsy Brock said...

You captured the rain beautifully! I think we all needed some!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Ohhh the wonderful rain!! How wonderful!
Beautiful photos!
love
tweedles

DJan said...

We could sure use some rain like that. We have been so incredibly dry, and usually July and August are dry but we have gotten there already. I love your pictures, they make me feel so good. :-)

Henny Penny said...

So pretty! I love how fresh everything looks after a much needed rain.

Chip Butter said...

I love rainy days! You captured the wonder of it all so perfectly!