Four days to Thanksgiving Day. . .giving thanks everyday.
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”—Langston Hughes
Today I am thankful for rain. . .and it is, as my Mom used to say, raining cats and dogs! I also happen to love rain, love the sound of raindrops on the roof of our RV home, love to watch the drops splashing and love walking in the rain – hey, I am waterproof!
Maybe this love stems from the fact that my home has always been in low rainfall states. I am a North Dakota native where the average rainfall is 17.8”, 43rd in ranking in the U.S., and my current home state of California ranks 40th with 22.2” per year.
It’s hard to capture rain in a photo.
The rain barrel is almost full!
“Into each life some rain must fall.”--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”--Jerry Chin
“Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.”— Satchel Paige had a way with words, love him.
“After the rain cometh the fair weather.”—Aesop. That’s what is wonderful about living in California, LOTS of fair weather!
“That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.”-- Deuteronomy 11:14
The rain may have not been the primary reason I chose this verse. . . perhaps it was the reference to wine?