Saturday, August 12
This has been a most unusual summer in our area with a downpour almost every week – sometimes more than once a week.
As a result, fields are filled with tall corn, beans, potatoes, soybeans – whatever the farmers are growing.
Yards are green and need mowing every week – sometimes twice a week.
We feel incredibly blessed.
Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1
It was a week after our Truck Rally and I was getting caught up on Rally reports for the International Office.
Somehow the rain was good therapy for my body, soul, and spirit – following a busy and fun series of weeks.
Several weeks ago our grandson Ian asked me how my summer was going. I said, “Just like your summer begins when school is over, my summer begins about a week after Truck Rally – when I have time to thoroughly relax and enjoy the beauty of summer.”
That is what it felt like the weekend after Truck Rally.
Oh, the beauty of summer rain.
The next day – Saturday – it happened again. I actually had time to watch the rain approach – across the southern fields.
Then it was upon us…
…full force – like someone had dumped a very large bucket of water on us.
It was over quickly and I was able to go outside and enjoy the rainy, wet beauty.
This wasn’t from the rain, but from…
…Cerwin washing our RAV4 – just after the rain. 🙂
Tuesday, March 28
We had a few rainy days this week – Tuesday being one of them.
I love a rainy day – as long as I can stay inside.
I guess “drippy” is a good description of the day.
Then, as always happens, the rain stopped, and the birds came looking for food.
Thursday, March 9 – A rainy day
Saturday, March 11 – It looked like springtime
TI think the migrating geese thought that springtime had arrived.
Today it is frigid with blowing snow. (Pictures to come in the near future.)
When I saw these two walking around our two-mile block this morning, I thought, “Now that is dedication to walking.”
Friday Evening, October 21
Because of a beautiful evening sky, I walked outside in the rain to get a few pictures.
After taking this picture, I turned around to walk toward the house and saw a beautiful rainbow.
Then, almost as quickly as it arrived, it was gone. I think it lasted only one or two minutes.
The last week of July
I’d rather see a hummingbird.
Hey, squirrel that is my chair.
It is so warm these days that the suet is melting.
A rain like this in summertime makes farmers smile.
It also makes our flowers smile.
The sun is shinning and it’s still raining – a sure mix to create a rainbow.
Above our house.
I had to walk down the road to get a better view.
I love having fresh, local fruit for breakfast. There is no better way to eat fruit than when it has never been in a refrigerator.
Now I know why the bird feeders are being emptied so quickly.
Debbie, do you need any more pets!
When I noticed that rain was coming, I went outside with my camera and was surprised to be standing in sunshine and hearing the pelting of rain on my brothers’ barn roof just a quarter mile away.
The rain is coming across the cornfield.
It was interesting to be standing in rain and seeing a bright sky in the east.
Then it was over – just like a large rotating sprinkler had gone through our woodlot.
I have seen hummingbirds all summer but have rarely gotten a photo of them.
One of the beautiful, ever-changing days of summer.
Tuesday, May 21
Every now and then there is a morning that takes my breath away.
This is the area we cleaned up the day before. If you look in the background – just a bit right of center – you can see the remains of the burn pile still smoking.
I love a beautiful, warm summer morning after rain.