Xan & Bob

A little rain must fall

Are you a lover of sunshine? Are rainy days your favorite?

Do you let rainy days dampen your mood? Or do you take them in stride knowing that they will pass? Do you seek out puddles to splash in?

This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom. We were visiting Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland when it started to rain. My Mom took off her shoes and found the closest puddle to splash in. You can see the park ranger and the lady in the background both smiling at the scene. I remember there was laughter as she splashed about. It wasn’t a big puddle but being at the end of the downspout it was sure to grow. Just as her smile did.


I think this is exactly what we should do on rainy days. Find the sunny side of the rainy day.

Yesterday afternoon it started raining here. Such a welcome sound and sight. Living on dirt roads we were just hoping it would rain enough to knock the dust down. Well we got our wish and then some.

I was actually writing this blog and Bob was watching the news when a thunderstorm started last night. We lost internet and our satellite TV. Although this would only be out for a very short time we moved on to plan B. I joined him in the living room where he built a nice fire and opened a bottle of wine. We put in the next DVD of a British detective series we have been watching and enjoyed our evening as the lightning flashed in the sky.

Today is another rainy day but I got out and took a couple of photos. More storms are forming in the distance. I’m sure everything in the vineyard is doing its own little puddle dance. It has been a long time since it rained this much and it must feel good.

I love how gorgeous the flowers in our yard are with the drops of rain on them. I’m sure they are happy to get the dust washed off as well.

I’m hoping I’ll see a rainbow but if not, I will welcome the sun back just the same.


“Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain!” ~Terri Guillemets

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