Wednesday, July 11, 2012

And The Rains Came

After enduring week upon week of record breaking heat, we have finally turned a corner, and now our days are filled with rain.
The grass is growing again, the flowers are thankful for the cooling rain, the wildlife has no further need for the birdbaths.
The rhythm of life returns to normal.


A break in the heat
away from the front
no thunder, no lightning,
just rain, warm rain
falling near dusk
falling on eager ground
steaming blacktop
hungry plants
thirsty
turning toward the clouds
cooling, soothing rain
splashing in sudden puddles
catching in open screens
that certain smell
of summer rain.

~ Summer Rain : Raymond A Foss

16 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful! We had a little of that rain and hope we get just a bit more to make all the grass turn green again.

Sandy said...

I love the smell of rain in summer!

Susie Swanson said...

Awww yes, the sound of a good rain..We got some to, only we got a little to much at one time, had some flash flooding here this evening..But the waters are receding now..Hope you have a nice week..Susie

Country Gal said...

Lovely post and photo ! We are still praying for rain here after weeks of heat and humidity ! Glad to see someone got rain for their gardens !

Mamabug said...

That lovely summer rain is such a welcome thing here too!

Nellie said...

The poem beautifully captures the pleasure of a summer rain. Ours has been slow and steady, very beneficial.

Terry said...

We had a tiny bit of rain here, but not enough.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the smell of summer rain too--Everything outside just seems to sigh as it soaks in, doesn't it?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I know your birdies and flowers and grass and trees are so happy from the sweet rain.
Thank you Mother Earth
love
tweedles

DJan said...

Finally! Just as our rain stopped, yours began. Must be something to that, eh? Glad for both of us! :-)

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Jo,

What a beautiful blessing for this rain. Relief! Enjoy! the beauty that a Summer rain brings.

We are still having the hot weather here, with no rain in sight yet. All the birdbaths are filled for our friendly critters on the property. They are loving it!

I love your poem and photo. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week!

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

Winifred said...

I love your photos. The detail is fantastic. Glad you have some rain at last. Do you think you could spare us a little sunshine? Maybe tomorrow!

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

I am so happy for you. We finally had a dry day here ; )
Have a great day.

Doc said...

How refreshing it must be.

Clipped Wings said...

The rains are so welcomed here also. Beautiful prose and hibiscus.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful wet flower.