Apr 13, 2013

Let It Rain

The warmth and sunshine have given way to the showers of April and some rather chilly weather. Nevertheless, the hills and lowlands are greening and the early blossoms are giving a good go of it, despite the rain.

I'm forever in love with the valley clouds.  In the spring and autumn, they seem to put on the best show.  I've seen ten thousand pretty sunsets, but the clear summer sky can't boast the depth and imagination of a cloud-dotted spring evening.  Watching the rains come down the hills and dance through the valley is soul-moving for me.

I've been forgetting to collect rainwater, but I have a jar out now. I still have a small amount of storm water from last summer, but I'd like to get some 'softer' water.  With the moon waxing and the lush spring growth, this is the perfect time to collect water to add to prosperity sprays and other blessing or holy waters. You could even collect a bit of spring morning dew with your rain water and add it to a mister bottle with some rose hydrosol for a "fountain of youth" mist.

Whether you use the rain or save the water for your gardens, or simply crack the window open and listen to it fall, I hope your wet-season is bringing you much green (or muddy) joy!

The best thing one can do when it is raining, its let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


jaz@octoberfarm said...

we finally got some rain yesterday. we sure needed it too!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Let it rain, indeed. You've just reminded me to collect some rain to water an oak I began to grow accidentally on purpose.

P.S. I shall steal the image to your giveaway, and add it to my sidebar. I wanted to be selfish, but failed *sigh*

Rue said...

You are too sweet Mags - with all the good vibes you've accumulated this month from your celebration and giveaways - you are very likely a shoe in!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beautiful shots...and I have the feeling that you will be able to find some rain water easily.


brandi said...

~you have brought a softer gentle feeling to my gloomy spring morning...your words and pictures are beautiful my dear friend...much love light and blessings~