Friday, October 19, 2007

October Rain

Long awaited rain has arrived today, refreshing the garden and washing our world. I stand on the deck watching leaves swirl from the trees and letting the rain wash my spirit.
“I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains.
One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge,
but one misses a world of loveliness.”
- Adeline Knapp

12 Comments:

Blogger Nan said...

What true words! Living in the Seattle area with it's wetter than wet reputation, I'd be inside too much of the time if I didn't know and appreciate the delights of the rain. We had our first storm of the season this week. The wind was terrible, but when it died down a little I looked for any excuse to be outside. The swirling leaves were magical and the fresh air invigorating. Love this bit of verse!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I agree with Adeline Knapp! Lots to look at when it rains, and nothing could be prettier that raindrops on plants.

Lovely photo of your lane. Did you use feng shui when you laid it out?

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Claude said...

A lovely photo it is! I must admit that we have had so much rain in the summer over here, that I enjoy a little sun too... But I quite understand what you mean.

2:35 PM  
Blogger kerrdeLune (cate) said...

Endment, this is beautiful, so fresh looking and such a lovely green coolness in the middle of October - I could almost smell that lovely rain.

9:03 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

I love rain - showers anyway ... too much all at once, or for too long isn't always so good.
Great photo - I can smell the freshness.

3:07 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Beautiful! My little boy once told me (after we moved to Utah) that the "puddles are softer" in California, where they could float paper boats in the gutters during a rainstorm without freezing their tuches off.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

It's raining tonight in Ohio. Maybe I'll step outside and get a little dampness on my cheeks. Thanks for this.

9:58 PM  
Blogger z-silverlight said...

Rain. Lovely poem.
Terrific photo.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Sometimes the rain makes the tree trunks look almost black, a dramatic background for the colors of fall. Today will be one of those days here.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I love this poem, and this photo.
There have been many wondrous times when I didn't have sense to get out of the rain...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Amen. I love a rainy day. And what a view!

9:56 PM  
Blogger nina said...

How true,to be able to feel the raindrops or snowflakes, beyond watching from behind glass.
I usually stand out in my field, looking up, as the first flakes of the season fall to earth.

6:44 PM  

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