Posted by: JulieAloha | April 23, 2017

365 Gratitude Project – Day 113: Rainy Day

April 23, 2017

There’s something about a rainy morning… rain seems to make the colors pop and it intensifies the scent of fern and earth and blossom. I love to find the out of the way bloom – I got caught by one of the grounds workers today while standing on tiptoe to get the apple blossom shot – we shared a grin at my antics. I’ve watched the orange blooms from a distance for several days – they’re off my regular morning route on a side path, but today they called me over for the perfect view. And the peacock is a garden all to himself right now, fully feathered and ready for love – too bad we don’t have any peahens. By the way, give the peacocks some room this time of year, they can get a bit tetchy and, though beautiful when fully displayed and shaking their tail feathers, treat that display like a rattlesnake warning, it often means they’re feeling threatened or aggressive.

There Will Come Soft Rains

by Sara Teasdale, 18841933

(War Time)

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone


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