It rained last night.

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 morning after the rain finally came.

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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  1. 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!

    1. Yes please! It should not take too much work to ship it up here right? 😛 Hope you are keeping well, Marica!

      1. 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!

      2. Wow! That is intense! I will keep an eye out for the post!

    1. Thank you! I am glad you like the photo and that we have similar thoughts on the rain!

  2. 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.

    Forbes India › Life › Thoughts

    1. and to dance in it! 🙂 Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I hope you are keeping well.

  3. 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!

    1. You are most welcome, and thank you for sharing what things are like in the Sonoran Desert! Hope you are keeping well!

    1. Yes, I have heard of amazing things called “The Wash” and that it is extremely dramatic to see. Perhaps one day!

    1. I am thankful for this, and for your comment! I hope you are keeping well.

    1. 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!

  4. This is a beautiful post! Congratulations on your rain – I told you I’d send it up from VA!

    1. Indeed! And send you did! Thanks for thinking of us, Karen, and I hope you are keeping well.

    1. I am grateful that we have it, not just for the garden, but for all life here on Earth!

  5. 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.

    1. That’s wonderful to hear! I hope you have plenty of water to keep your plants happy and healthy! Stay well!

  6. 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.

    1. Rain does always smell wonderful, I agree! Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience in Arizona! Stay well!

  7. This summer has been strangely dry here to- tomorrow might be the first 4th that the fireworks display won’t get rained/stormed out. 🤞

    1. Well! That sounds like that could be a nice turn of events then! I hope it went off without a hitch!

      1. 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 🤗 🌩

    1. Absolutely. It is something to most definitely be grateful for. Thank you for your comment and I hope you are keeping well.

    1. I hope it comes to you soon, Julia, and helps to end the heat wave. Keep well!

  8. 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.

    1. Thank you for your kindness! I am thank for both the rain and you as well. Keep safe (and hydrated!)

    1. It sure can do a lot! It reinvigorates everything, as in it brings the vigor (life) back! 🙂

  9. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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

  10. 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.

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