Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Rainy Kind of Day

It's raining this morning as I type here... and I'm lovin' it! I was standing by my office window watching the drops create circle patterns in the bird bath earlier. It was almost meditative to stop a few seconds and just watch the artistry of the Rain Maker.

I have been so enjoying all the h-o-t days of deep summer, but there is something I like about the 'shock' of contrast as the temperature drops and the smell of fresh rain wafts through open windows. Whenever possible, I like to leave windows and doors ajar on a rainy day. So refreshing...

The now very tall Rudbeckia -- with their bright yellow ball gowned petals peer into the living room bay window. A telltale sign that summer days are numbered. Just like when I was a girl -- my family could always mark the nearing of summer's end when the hollyhocks grew tall enough to peer into the east-facing kitchen window on the farm.

It's a good day for reading, writing a letter or blog post, baking cinnamon buns, simmering soup... or singing in the rain. Napping. Sharing coffee with a friend. Listening to music. Painting. Sewing. Doing something. Doing nothing. And whichever one you choose, including the last one, do it with all your heart. And enjoy.

  Thoughts from Maya Angelou

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. 

This is what's playing on my computer right now...
a very pretty piece called Kiss the Rain.

Here's wishing you ... rain or shine ... a beautiful day!



  1. I love a rainy day, too, Brenda - those pitter pats of raindrops just make me feel warm and safe inside. It's a good thing I love rain, too - I live near Seattle! Love the quotes from Maya - she really spoke the truth, didn't she? I think of all the things you listed to do on a rainy day, my fave would be baking those cinnamon rolls! I can practically smell them. It's not raining here, but I might have to bake some. Enjoy your rainy day. Hugs xo Karen

  2. Something about rain and thunder that is so soothing. I like to run out on my porch (covered) to breath in the rain and listen to it run through the gutters, etc. Very soothing.

  3. A rainy day after a stretch of hot sun is utterly refreshing. I love the smell of the earth rising up and the sound of rain trickling through the gutters and splatting on the pavement. We rarely get thunder and lightning here and I miss it. We had some terrific rainstorms in Ecuador.
    I hope your rainy day has been full of quiet home joys.

  4. I, too, love a rainy day. Only if there have been a long succession of them do I grow weary. Rainy days are so good for puttering around the house, or buckling down to our school work, or enjoying tea with a read aloud.

    Oh, the signs of a dwindling summer are all over the place now. I love your sign!

  5. You make it sound so dreamy...that music certainly is.

  6. She's probably suffering from some rainy day doldrums herself and will be thrilled to see you. It's also a free place to go where everyone feels comfortable just as they are. Compact Analysis


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