Friday, August 21, 2009

Beautiful Life Friday - Lush Green Everything


It isn’t so much that it’s raining today, as that the wind is blowing veils of mist across the sky. The lush green everything outside my windows reminds me to be thankful for the rain.

In previous years, dust from our country lane has seeped in through the windows and the edges of the front door. This year, with all of the rain, there is very little dust to contend with.

In previous years, we have had to water the garden faithfully every second or third day. This year, with all the rain, we have hardly had to water by hand at all.

In previous years, high fire danger and low lake levels were the norm. This year, raised umbrellas and rain-slicked hair-styles are the norm.

And you know what? It’s all good. I am thankful for the rain, for the lush green everything, for the soft give of the saturated, well-nourished, earth as I walk barefoot through the gardens. It's a beautiful life; rain and all.



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8 comments:

Blessed With Four said...

Aisling,
I have always loved the rain so I know what you are saying and it is wonderful to get enough rain to meet the needs of the nature God has provided around us - walking barefoot in the garden, oh what fun :o)

Aisling said...

I've always loved rain too, but in recent years we have not had much. We are making up for it this year, for sure!

Thank you for visiting!

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Your rain-droppy lilies are just lovely.

Aisling said...

Thanks Margaret! And it's still raining this morning!

The Galloping Gardener said...

After two weeks of baking heat in India, I'm really beginning to appreciate rain!!

Aisling said...

G. Gardener,

I can imagine! It is an amazing thing to be able to experience the baking heat in India and compare it to your climate at home.

Pom Pom said...

Yes, the lilies are the trumpet call, celebrating rain. My lilies enjoyed a great bath in June and are now gone, but I'm so glad that they had such a stellar year. xopp

Aisling said...

Pom Pom,

I am lucky to have a long lily season. I have early varieties and late. Each lily does indeed make a beautiful chalice for the rain.