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Rainfall

Rainfall
Rainfall

To trace the history of a river, or a raindrop, as John Muir would have done, is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the mind descending and arising in the body.  In both we constantly seek and stumble on divinity, which, like the cornice feeding the lake and the spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself over and over again.

~ Gretel Ehrlich, Sisters of the Earth

Under the weight of the rain
Under the weight of the rain

Finally.  Some much needed rain.

Grass, pond, and raindrops
Grass, pond, and raindrops

And the coolness of a cloudy day.

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

15 thoughts on “Rainfall

  1. It is 45 degrees here this morning again! Yesterday was hovering close to 74 all day and a joyful breeze. We did not have rain. The rain came forth from the watering can!

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  2. Rain makes me feel mellow, (mellow yellow? 😉 ) Robin, … and some flower heads seem so sad to be soaked… like a young child not wanting a bath… We had some Peonies, beautiful Rich Deep Red, and you could be sure they’d bloom and the rain would make them droop within a matter of minutes… Very sad I used to feel, trying to ‘stake’ them to look natural after shaking out the water, to no avail, … I kept promising to use an umbrella every year.. . 🙂 … Happy New Trails.. xPenx

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    1. Mellow is good, Pen. Very good. I always feel sorry for the Peonies, too. They don’t take to rain well. Hope you’re feeling better today! 🙂

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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