Friday, June 1, 2012

Rain Rain...

Picture by Sara Fregoe
This has been a weird couple of weeks. Leaving school mixing with extremely high temperatures, personal issues, exciting news, and all around stress of job hunting and resume building left me in a blur. So much so that yesterday I found myself curled up passed out on my bed for 6 hrs when I had been working on job hunting. Thank goodness for Hubby who fed, bathed and put to bed the Bug. All in all I found myself frantically tending to my garden and praying for rain. Both to lower these 90 degree temperatures as well as help water my garden which I had been trying so hard to keep watered even saving our shower water to help out. We were told a few days ago we were in for a possible tornado and huge massive thunderstorms and got not so much as a drop of rain. For two weeks one of the wettest areas of the country saw no rain and 90 degree sun. I don't know about everyone else but weeks like that just tap my soul. They take everything I have to give and dry me up. I feel like sand crumbling around the edges.
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.

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