Thursday, April 11, 2013

Then The Rain Came

The sun blazes with such heat it's as though it just can't contain it any more.  A soft breeze whispers through the trees which seem to suppress a giggle as though being tickled.  There's the flapping of birds wings as they flit from branch to bird feeder and back again.  Buds burst open, giving life to old limbs . . . . .
. . . . . and then the smell of wet grass fills the air and I continue to smile, for the rain is as much a part of Spring as the sun.  I know it's story for I've heard it before . . . there's talk of green lushness, of growth, of new life, of all the wonderful things to come.
As I look to the clouds drifting lazily across the sky, witnesses to all the magic happening below, my grudge against Spring for arriving late is soon forgotten.


  1. This is so beautiful! People think I am strange when I tell them I love the rain more than the sun... but the rain brings all things green and all things colourful! And oh, the smell of a spring rain...I am with you.
    I love this post. And your header! Gorgeous!

  2. What an amazingly gorgeous ode to spring - all that lush green and the perfectly placed single drop.

  3. I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful this is. Just what I needed today. We received about 6 inches of snow today with snow expected on and off through the end of Friday. Winter is my favorite season - I guess that's a must if you're born and raised in Minnesota, but I've ached for spring this year like no other year before it. Maybe it's that I need an outward sign of hope and things reinventing themselves through the miracles that Mother Nature performs every year. Whatever the reason, this was the glimpse at hope that I needed today. Thanks for sharing your gift Kathryn.

  4. Oh your beautiful beautiful green! I love it! It makes me happy! Fantastic!
    xo Catherine

  5. I'm not there yet, but I will be, soon :)

  6. Exquisite gentle beauty. Wonderful!