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Brighter day

The roses glow on dark and stormy days.  (Shot through the window while the rain was coming down in sheets.)

Patience from a Buddhist perspective is not a “wait and see” attitude, but rather one of “just be there”… Patience can also be based on not expecting anything. Think of patience as an act of being open to whatever comes your way. When you begin to solidify expectations, you get frustrated because they are not met in the way you had hoped… With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.

~ Lodro Rinzler, The Buddha Walks Into A Bar…

Goldenrod in the rain garden.

Dorian, thank the weather gods, came through without too much fuss yesterday.  It was dark for most of the day as the the storm’s clouds moved over.  We were given about an inch of much-needed and steady rainfall, and there was a bit of wind, but we’ve had worse during nor’easters.  I think the hurricane must have nudged to the east a bit more than they originally expected.  I am glad those expectations were not met.  A small section of the roof on the barn went flying off, but that’s easily fixed.

You can’t see it in the photo but the rain was pouring down when I took this. I wondered, at the time, if the deer were enjoying the rain and if it gave them a break from the flies that are usually harassing them.

Dorian is expected to make landfall along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia today.  That may have already happened by the time this post goes out.  I hope it doesn’t wreak too much havoc.

In between rain showers yesterday.

The weather is beautiful here today.  The storm took the heat and humidity with it, and we were even able to sleep with the windows open last night as the last of the winds from Dorian blew in some cooler temperatures and fresh air.  It got down into the mid 50’s last night.  Wonderful!  Today has been mostly sunny and the high is expected to be about 81°F.  Not bad, considering the 90’s we had before Dorian arrived.

Beautyberry bush.

The city of Salisbury, north of us, is hosting the 72nd annual National Folk Festival this weekend.  I’m so glad the storm moved on.  The National Folk Festival is an intinerant festival, moving from place to place.  Salisbury is in its second year of a three-year run with the festival.  Last year they were inundated with rain and wind from a tropical system.  There was still a decent turnout, in spite of the weather.  I imagine this year the turnout will be even better with this beautiful weather.  I’ll find out.  I plan to go today and maybe tomorrow.

After the rain moved on.

On that note, I should get moving and get ready to go to the festival.  Thank you for dropping by today.  I’m not sure I’ll make it to the Point for sunset this evening.  I might still be up in Salisbury.  If you decide to go, maybe I’ll meet you out there.  Sunset this evening is at 7:26 PM.  We are under a coastal flood advisory (extra high tides), but that shouldn’t be a problem unless the road near the Point is flooded.  If it is, do what the weather folks are always preaching you should do:  Turn around, don’t drown.

Be good, be kind, be love.  ♥

One of the twins. Looks like she’s trying to tell us something.

A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy:  1,146)  The worst of hurricane Dorian passing us by.  1,147)  Fresh air and sunshine after the storm.  1,148)  A good soaking from Dorian’s rains.  1,149)  Being able to open the windows at night.  1,150)  Hearing a loon off in the distance very early this morning.

At the end of the day. (One of last week’s sunsets.)

Reminder:  Get ready for Walktober.  Dates will be announced soon.  I have to figure out when I’m going to be here.  Or when I’m not going to be here.  Or some such thing.


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 “Brighter day

  1. We are on the edge of Dorian now. It is raining hard and we have a little water in the basement but nothing an hourly check can’t handle. My deck garden is enjoying the drink. Love your photo of the fawn!

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    1. Alas, it didn’t last long, Beda. It’s been back in the 90’s and today is supposed to be a real scorcher. I’ll be glad when autumn arrives. I’m glad Dorian didn’t tangle with you, either.


  2. Beautiful sunset and love the beautybush photo, too. The berries are an extraordinary color!
    So glad Dorian missed you – we ended up with an inch of rain last night, too, with it passing to the east of Cape Cod. The plants are happy for it.
    Enjoy the festival!

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