Monday, April 10, 2006

spring rain

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i woke at 3 a.m. to a gentle, soothing sound ... the pitter patter of the first spring rain ... this morning i could see it's handiwork on the green grass shoots, breaking out of the ground ... a robin was hopping around the yard, searching for it's breakfast of worms ...

we need rain ... if we only had sunshine, the ground would be barren and dry ... our souls need rain too ... i won't fight the showers ...

12 comments:

Hikingalong said...

I loved this Saija...our souls need rain too. That is so true.

Mindy said...

Love the rain....it is so soothing isn't it? great post my friend...hope this finds you well and rested!! Blessings xo

Sabine said...

I can just imagine being there. We haven't had our first real rain shower yet. What an adorable picture!

Maggie Ann said...

Rain is a welcome friend, at first...smile. Time to get cozy and a great time to get out and weed when the ground is all soft. Am I trying to convince myself of anything here? Hope not...smile. Blessings to you...and many of them!

Saija said...

berrymom ... yes, i just figured that since i don't complain about the sunshine, i shouldn't complain about the rain either! both are needed for a healthy soul!

mindy ... i'm much more rested today - thank you! i washed windows to let more sun in! that felt wonderful!

sabine ... i'm looking forward to your garden pictures ... i hope that you are feeling WELL!!! blessings to you!

maggie ann ... i love the sound of rain, it really does soothe me! and it cleans everything up so nicely ... :o) ... too bad it doesn't clean up the weeds, eh! blessings backatcha!

eija said...

During the last 24 hours we've had a couple of blizzards, rainshowers and sunshine. Now it's just dry and grey, clouds covering the sky.

Yes, I would love a warm spring shower. Both outside and on me. Then some sunshine, and the spring would truly be there!

Saija said...

eija ... i just got 2 e-mails from family in finland and they were telling me about the snow - and a good amount still being on the ground ... but soon it will melt! it has to - you guys get so much sunlight hours in the spring/summer that the snow can't hold up much longer! and the Sonlight, will spread to your inner man too! (hugs)

Badoozie said...

just popping by to say him, and see what you're up to, looks like you are kinda soggy?

Praying for your Prodigal said...

WOW! Beautiful post. Great lesson.

Diane

jettybetty said...

I love the rain--our souls do need rain, too--hopefully all the rain will be followed by some sunshine!

Saija said...

susie ... we had a doozy of a storm last night ... it was great ... though the poor cat was terrified!

Diane ... don't we all learn many lessons a day? but i am so bad about writing them down ... blogs are wonderful for that! blessings to you ....

JB ... i hope for the same - sunshine, sunshine, sunshine ...

Lorna said...

we've had a lOT of rain

but spring isn't here yet. I'm desperate for shoots and signs of life.

impatient? tht's me