Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Glorious Wet Rain...


See that sheen on the pavement?  That glisten?  Today we had rain!  It began as a mist and then truly rained. Nothing measurable or well-filling yet.  Just glorious wet rain falling from heaven.  Thank you Water Gods.


I put on my rain boots and drove the roads with the windshield wipers on full.  It is a welcome sight and sound.  Tonight we are supposed to get more rain and the ski resorts are to get snow.  I hope it pours.  The year we bought our home here it rained a total of 119 inches.  Every month it rained.  What a difference a few years can make.  We have had zero rain for 54 days and broke every record for heat and dryness. Very scary for us here in the forest.


I am so very thankful for this rain and I hope it continues.  I remember the first January we moved here it rained every day and night.  I was afraid Mr. C would need to build an Ark.  I wondered why anyone would live where there was no sunshine.  Having moved from "Disneyland" where the sun shone and the weather was perfect everyday I did not like all that rain and I definitely did not like the snow and ice that followed. Now after having a total scare of our well running out of water one night...life is different for me.  I shall embrace all the rain we can get.  With my rain boots I can weather any storm.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and well (no pun intended) wishes.  May it rain and fill our earth with nourishment.
Creative projects are progressing and I will share on my next post.  Right now rain has preceded all else.
Wishing safety and warmth for all in the Polar Vortex and frigid snow and ice regions.  Hot Chocolate Hugs for you.  
Remembering my friends who are sweltering with their summers right now.   Iced Lemonade Hugs for you. For me...let it rain...and I shall drink water and toast to the heavens.
Merciful rain...

17 comments:

margaret said...

what good news, not often I say that when it rains but let it rain and rain and fill your well.Shame the weather cannot sort itself out, rain at night and sun during the day! never mind YOU HAVE RAIN

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Yay, you got some rain. Hope you get more. I personally hate the rain, but understand we need it, but not like it rains here in Florida. YUCK. I has been raining since yesterday lightly all day, but last night it poured. Today they are predicting the same as yesterday, just harder. I don't like driving in the rain, but my dad is a priority to me and I must put on my man pants and deal with it. have a great day and stay indoors if you do not need to go out.
Happy crafting. Ana

Marilyn J. Rock said...

I''m so happy that you got this rain! The heavens listened and delivered! I will keep positive thoughts that more will come.

I love your Valentine's ATC! Thank you - I felt like a hug was delivered to my home! xo

Dorthe said...

Dear Sherry, I`m almost running out my door, to travel to Copenhagen, but this I have to comment- as I`m so happy for you ,and everyone else around ,that water at last arrived !! I wish you so much more !!
Hugs and see you soon again!!
Dorthe

Lorena Rey said...

I'm happy that you have the rain that you need !!! Now we need an ark, here is raining all the time.
xx

Jane said...

So happy you're finally getting some rain, Sherry! Have been thinking about you & worrying about the drought. We depend on rain here, too, so I really feel for you!

Right now we're "enjoying" cold rain, wishing it would at least turn to snow as that would be exciting for us. Last time it snowed was in 1989! Supposed to warm up for the weekend.

Always enjoy seeing what you're up to with your creativity!
xoxo Jane

elle said...

I'm glad for your showers of blessings!

Lisa said...

I am so glad you finally got rain!! What a blessing!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

kathyinozarks said...

That is a long time to go without rain or snow. we have gone just 3 weeks now with no moisture, but it has been bitter cold with howling winds almost every day-so we have a fire warning out too-our woods is so dry as well. So glad you are getting rain-hugs Kathy

Beedeebabee said...

Thank goodness!!! I hope it rains for days because you certainly need it. The view from your pretty blue deck is so beautiful!
Sending hugs tucked under tiny brightly colored umbrellas! xoxo

Brandie said...

It was wonderful! I just wish it keep going.

Mrs A. said...

I realise you badly needed the rain where you are but we are fed up with it here in the UK. January has been the wettest month since records began over 100yrs ago in 1910. It is wet and windy and cold here tonight and more bad weather is forecast for the next week. Roll on the Spring.
hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

I realise you badly needed the rain where you are but we are fed up with it here in the UK. January has been the wettest month since records began over 100yrs ago in 1910. It is wet and windy and cold here tonight and more bad weather is forecast for the next week. Roll on the Spring.
hugs Mrs A.

Suztats said...

Yay!! Were you outside doing a rain dance? lol So glad that some rain has arrived, and I hope more will follow. Happy creating.

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh blessed rain.We know only too well how gorgeous it is when it rains like this.We haven't had any good rains since September, and still have 2 more months of hot weather.
All that Rain Dancing must have paid off!!hehe!!
Judy xx

Terri said...

I am so glad you did receive some rain, I know it wasn't all you needed. I hope more is on the way, and that your well is filled just the right amount.
Hugs,
Terri

WW said...

While I appreciate the thought, I'm not sure I'd want a hot chocolate hug, wouldn't that be like a bathtub of hot chocolate. Sorry, that's the first thing that popped into my head when I read that.
I'm totally ready to warm weather and not snow. I haven't checked the weather today, so I don't know what the groundhog decided we will have, but I'm hoping it was a closer end to the winter.

Wendy W