It has been raining today:
Sometimes with a heavy and drenching rain. At other times with a gentle and soft rain.
It’s a big deal. The land is so dry. We need days and days of rain, but this is a good start. Folks are so happy with the rain.
Living in a drought stricken region makes most of us us long for rain.
And it reminds me of those Psalms which rejoice when the early and later rains come to parched earth.
A thunderstorm has lingered over our area for hours. This is good.
And merciful Lord be praised, Penny is not a bit afrighted by thunder and lightning.
I stretched out on my sofa for a mid-afternoon nap.
I could hear the gentle rain.
Thunder rumbled in the distance.
My two chiming clocks added their comforting tick-tocks.
I felt so much at peace, so very comforted.
The radio and T.V. were off (they almost always are).
These lovely sounds – rain, thunder, and clocks were all I needed.
The animals added their benediction. Ada asleep. My lovely Adelaide, posing for her portrait. And Penny – alert as ever.
“’Tis a gift to be simple”.