|Picture by Sara Fregoe|
Then today the clouds opened up and the rain poured down. My garden sprang back to life, my spirits rose, the temperatures dropped, my head stopped pounding and peace returned to our world. I do not know about the rest of the world but when it rains I feel so peaceful. The sound of the cars splashing by, the quiet pitter patter of the raindrops and of course when a good thunderstorm hits, oh boy! There is nothing better than curling up in the bay window with Bug watching lightening dance in the lot across the street and listening to the booming thunder.
So with the rain comes my first use of my new rain barrels (well buckets). In an attempt to save even more water and keep our house as green and sustainable as we can be I am using 3 large buckets to collect the rain water from around the house and with use it to water my plants when the rain stops.
So as I watch everything soak up the much needed water and return to the lush green I am more accustomed to I feel right again. The world is just beautiful in the rain.