After days of endless searing heat we have beautiful rain today! It may not be enough to break the drought, but it is welcome relief. Husband and I had coffee on the veranda and put out extra containers to catch the rain water and rejoiced that the rain barrel would be replenished.
I love the rain. Perhaps that comes from growing up in South Texas where rain is usually scarce. I remember the severe drought of the 1950s when ranchers asked the preacher to pray for rain and put a little extra in the offering plate while contributing secretly to a plan to seed the clouds. Rain was always critical to my father as a rancher. He would stop whatever he was doing and watch it rain As a child I learned to do the same, and I can still remember the smell of the first drops of rain on…
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