Friday, February 24, 2006
Rain on the Roof
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that we have had a severe drought in our part of Texas. Wildfires raged most of the fall and winter.
Today the sky looked rather odd for a bit. The clouds appeared as waves on a sea of gray sky. We kept looking around to see them from another direction. (In the picture the clouds show up better if you click the picture and make it bigger). It wasn't long before rain drops started to fall, sprinkles first and then in an hours time it was pouring rain. Everyone I saw was happy about the rain. The comments were all similar. "Good for the garden". "Good for the hay crop" and on and on. Even the mail man was happy to be delivering mail in the rain.
Poor little Fergus thought the rain was fun but he sure is a mess. Finally I put him in his pen and told him to STAY in his house. Not too sure he has listened.
Its a perfect night to curl up on the couch with a book by the woodstove. Lamp light flickering, rain drops steadily falling on the roof. I am thankful for the rain but more thankful for a cozy warm house and all the love it contains.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...