Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Week for Thanks---giving

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

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“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?


And then there is this nursery rhyme which I love except that I don’t want the rain to go away.rain rain go away thumbnailCAF9HUV2 Yes, it is still raining cats and dogs. . . and I am thankful!


  1. Here in the Arizona Desert the rains tend to come only in Monsoon Season and I for one enjoy it... though some get so spoiled with endless Sunny days that they don't handle it so well. I've lived in extremes of many climates over my Lifetime of traveling extensively like a band of Gypsies so I can appreciate what each Climate holds.

    Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging words about embracing Change. I suppose its on my mind a lot right now because I'm in an extreme period of transition on many levels and have decided to do an extreme home makeover of sorts and get back to my Styling Roots and discard what doesn't fit. I have so many Lovely things but they don't all necessarily go together to manifest the Vision I'd prefer my Home to transform into and I'm to the place where a big Change is on my Heart and Mind so I need to go for it, embrace it and get 'er done! *Winks* It'll be a Journey with an unknown time frame of arriving at the destination, but I'm on my way...

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. Doesn't Taylor Swift have a song - with the line in it - Meet me in the rain?