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Hello, Rain

If you know me, you know I LOVE rain.

Lucky me.  It’s been raining for three days now, with some more due tomorrow.

Thanks, El Nino.

Of course, I’m well aware that not everyone’s been welcoming this much rain in California.  I do pray that there will be no lives (and homes) lost due to this much rain.

I’ve been hearing in the news that there are mud flows, mud slides, and flooding in many places due to the steady outpouring of rain.

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Right now, as I type this post, I hear the patter of raindrops on my roof get softer, louder, softer, and louder still… It’s a thunderstorm, alright.  I’m partly thankful for it though, because California really needed to re-stock its water supply.  Remember last year’s drought?

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Still, I truly wish we could go jump in the muddy puddles and just play around in the rain.  But we’re all still recovering from a cold around here.  Coughs and sniffles are still abound.  Watching rain from indoors looks to be our future, for now.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t pass up this brief chance of stepping outside for a moment to capture a couple of shots.

rain mud puddle

rain up close puddle

rain waterdrops hand

rain reflection puddle

So how about in you?  Are you enjoying the rain?  Cursing it to hell?  Or has rain turned to snow?  We’d love to see how El Nino has affected your part of the world!



10 thoughts on “Hello, Rain

  1. We had sooooooo much rain just before Christmas. Just constant. And then nothing. Just warm, so warm for the season. But like magic on January 1st, all the red dropped out of the thermometer and the snow arrived. And now I’m freezing – LOL. What a weird holiday for weather.
    I hope your rain barrels get re-stocked, but that it’s a safe for everyone involved too.


    1. That’s great you guys got snow now. As for us, we’re still praying for the right temp AND rain combo in order for it to snow again. We really want snow. If it doesn’t come by the end of January, we might just drive up to the mountain again!


  2. I know that the rain coming all at once can have destructive effects but I also know how badly California needs the rain. We were in CA this summer and saw how dry the state was. I wish you good rain and hopefully a few puddles to play in when the sniffles go away.


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