Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Rains

I love the sound of rain.

Well, back up. In a place I love....I love the rain. In a tent camping...I do not.  In a small, crappy house...I do not.

In our new home...I do. Very much.

In this house we have a metal roof. I love the way the rain sounds on this roof. I have been in some that are incredibly loud...not this one. Its a more mellow sound.

You know, you can judge how much I like a house by how I feel when it rains.

If I get uptight and uncomfortable during storms...it say alot about how safe I feel all the time. Our last house I hated when it rained. It was not a good house.

I think we are one day 3 of rain now and I am still loving it.  My yard is overgrown like a jungle and its rather embarrassing but I am so happy to see this rain. Texas is still technically considered in a drought even though it is nothing like two years ago. We need this rain. The ground needs it. The animals need it. Our water supplies need it.

So I'm rejoicing in every drop. And if the temperature hadn't dropped the girls and I could go play in the rain. There is nothing quite like playing in a warm rain.

And rainy days are my favorite reading and napping days. Although the older I get the more the napping overtakes the reading....

We have a couple more days predicted. I will enjoy them while they last.  Hope you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather too.

The rain
I hear it
and it brings a soft smile
just a tilt
on that one side
The dogs hear it to
each looking to me
as if to say
Oh yes.
They wag their tails
and glance over their shoulders
to see
Is she following?
Is it Now?
It is now.
And the rain
sings to us
as we file down the hall
like ducks
one after another
At the door its a race
which four footed baby
will find their favorite spot first?
A moan and a sigh
As I push and pull bodies and blankets
and we all settle in.
A big sigh
A little sigh
Another crooked smile
As we listen to the rain
and relax
and rearrange the dog pile
So that the rain
Can sing us to sleep
One more time...

1 comment:

  1. Love the poem - makes me want to curl up with a book and a dog too. Beautiful.