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.


Sunny said...

The difference between there and here is that around here it is politically incorrect to complain about precipitation even if it floods. Down there, folks don't even have to pretend to rejoice. I'm happy for you.

Patti said...

I'm so glad you got your rain! This year has been a funny year for weather - that's for sure. Our December was one of the driest ever. Starting on January 4th we had well over 30 straight days of rain. We got almost twice the normal amount for January - over 12". This week we've been back to clear and very cold, though the clouds are supposed to move in tomorrow.

We finally got our snow last Sunday. Very tiny little flakes - so tiny you had to look very closely to see them, even against the evergreent trees - fell for almost 10 minutes. And that was our big snowstorm. My daughter called from the parking lot of Home Depot to make sure I was looking out the window.

Inga Helene said...

I just love your little Fergus! He's such a sweet dog. It's nothing that's better than sitting inside a warm and cozy house when the weather tries to shake the house from the ground


Sonia said...

Fergus is so cute!

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