After the weeks of hot sunny days and humid nights gave way to hot cloudy days with dark clouds and not a single drop coming from them – it finally rained last night.
When it began yesterday evening, we ran outside and jumped up and down, knowing that the rain would help the plants thrive and ensure a greater harvest come fall.
The next morning, what was left of the rain is mostly dried up now, absorbed into the soil or evaporated by the sun, but it brought with it waves of relief, gratitude,
and a shift in perspective.
I am reminded that we can never water the garden as well as a good rain can.
May you also receive the rain you need.
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I love this 💜👌🏻
Glad to hear it resonated with you, and I hope you are keeping well!
about rain vs. watering…so true! the plants rejoice when it rains!
Yes! It is quite amazing how quickly they perk up!
Good for you! We’re good to go on rain here at the Farm. And we’ve 250 gallons of rainwater stored. Let me know if you need any!
Yes please! It should not take too much work to ship it up here right? 😛 Hope you are keeping well, Marica!
As you will soon read about, we had a deluge here last evening. About an inch in a 1/2 hour, and then some more. Knocked over staked tomatoes, took power out… . Believe you me, if I could send some your way, I would!
Wow! That is intense! I will keep an eye out for the post!
The first photo is beautiful, I agree that rain will always water the garden best.
Thank you! I am glad you like the photo and that we have similar thoughts on the rain!
A good one…
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
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and to dance in it! 🙂 Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I hope you are keeping well.
Here too. In Kentucky. Three days of steady rain. Our garden loved it, as did we. The heat and humidity have returned; however, if the tomatoes are to ripen, we must have heat and sunshine.
As Suzette writes, Amen! Rain is a blessing and nothing brings that home like a period of hot dry weather. When I lived in the Sonoran Desert I learned how Native Americans of that land regarded rain as sacred. Prayers were sent up for the Rain. When it finally does come, in Tucson, it floods the streets. People stop their cars and get out and stand in the deluge laughing and sighing. Let us always see the natural Earth as a blessing to be cherished and protected. Thank you for your beautiful words and the “upside” reflection!
You are most welcome, and thank you for sharing what things are like in the Sonoran Desert! Hope you are keeping well!
Nice. Here in Arizona we await the much needed monsoon rains.
Yes, I have heard of amazing things called “The Wash” and that it is extremely dramatic to see. Perhaps one day!
“I am reminded that we can never water the garden as well as a good rain can. ” – Beautiful !! 🙂🙂🥰
So glad to hear it resonated with you! Keep well!
The rains bring life and rejuvenation
I am thankful for this, and for your comment! I hope you are keeping well.
Welcome. I am keeping well, thanks. Yourself?
Love the reflections.
May you and the plants and animals and all immerse in its ablution and grow.
As always, thank you Jordan! Stay well!
You’re welcome. Stat well as well!
the upside sown photo is superb. you’ve made the rainfall puddle the main feature.
Thank you! I had seen others do it online before and thought I would give it a try. I am glad to hear that you liked it!
excellent! I’ll have to try it myself if the right situation arises 🙂
Lovely post, and beautiful pictures.
Let us never forget that rain is food.
No rain = no food. Absolutely. Thank you for the reminder.
This is a beautiful post! Congratulations on your rain – I told you I’d send it up from VA!
Indeed! And send you did! Thanks for thinking of us, Karen, and I hope you are keeping well.
Rain makes our planet unique.
I am grateful that we have it, not just for the garden, but for all life here on Earth!
This is why I save rainwater. Even a decent moderate of overnight rain can net me 150 gallons of water. And initially, I get to not having to water my veggies and other plants for a couple of days before using the collected water. Love when it rains around here in SD County.
That’s wonderful to hear! I hope you have plenty of water to keep your plants happy and healthy! Stay well!
Beautiful. I loved the new perspective photo.
Glad to hear it resonated with you, and I hope you are keeping well!
We could use some rain here in Arizona. It is raining up north today, so that is nice. Nothing better then walking out into a rainstorm and letting yourself soak up water from the heavens. Rain smells wonderful too. Love that last photo or yours. Have a rain filled weekend.
Rain does always smell wonderful, I agree! Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience in Arizona! Stay well!
This summer has been strangely dry here to- tomorrow might be the first 4th that the fireworks display won’t get rained/stormed out. 🤞
Well! That sounds like that could be a nice turn of events then! I hope it went off without a hitch!
I assuming it did- I was not in town to c the display. And It looks like we are about to have a natural fireworks display here in a little bit 🤗 🌩
It never rains here….
The rain is precious for us all
Absolutely. It is something to most definitely be grateful for. Thank you for your comment and I hope you are keeping well.
It’s always nice when it rains in the summer. We need some rain; we’ve having a really bad heat wave.
I hope it comes to you soon, Julia, and helps to end the heat wave. Keep well!
Thank you ! Coincidently we got our rains too yesterday and I can mirror your thoughts . My plants are smiling back at me as the rains have made them so happy.
I’m thankful for both the rain and you. This post is great!
Thank you for your kindness! I am thank for both the rain and you as well. Keep safe (and hydrated!)
Rain is a blessing! A must for happy trees and plants and it cleanses the earth.
It sure can do a lot! It reinvigorates everything, as in it brings the vigor (life) back! 🙂
Lovely post and I wish we would’ve had more rain this past winter. Now we have fires to worry about and things are dry. Love that upside photo, too!
Glad you like it! Winter here was dry as well. We have been in a fire ban since spring. I hope you are keeping safe and well!
I love that quote! I’ll have to remember it for the next time someone looks at me weird for enjoying the rain.
What are you growing in your garden?
In the main garden here foodwise its potatoes peas lettuce corn beets carrots raspberries strawberries currants kale beans groundcherries sunflowers tomatoes broccoli cauliflower peppers grapes spinach onions garlic
Outside of food, this garden has a number of perennial herbs and flowers (some edible) as well
Quite amazing and brilliant!!
Love that first photo ! ( In what part of the world do you live?)
Thank you Laura! we are located in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia specifically) here is a look at the area: https://rakupottery.ca/2020/07/11/stay-home-for-now-but-enjoy-the-view/
This is all so beautiful, words and pictures–thank you ever so much!
So glad to hear that it resonated with you! I hope you have a lovely day!
I used to love spring summer rain! What joys to be under it sometimes.
WE ARE IT THAT RAINS / WE ARE IT THAT WATERS LIFE / WE ARE IT THAT THIRSTS
Haiku inspired by ‘It Rained Last Night’
Loved the articulation..and it is raining compliments too…lovely!!
It’s funny. We’ve had rain and grey skies for the past month. Yesterday the sun came out, and again today. Hooray! But I know the rain makes our country green and gorgeous. Just now and then we need a break from it.
I love this and that quote is inspired!
Thank you for liking my poem. You have a lovely website!
Thank you and welcome!
You have portrayed mystical nature so well. Anand Bose from Kerala
Loved the black and white photo with this post!