Thursday, July 10, 2008

In Appreciation of Summer Rain

Cloudburst, cascade, cataract . . . it rained.

Drenching deluge, downpour . . . it rained.

It ran, meandered, gushed and poured.
It spouted and splashed and spurted,
dropped, dripped, and dribbled,
streamed and surged and
~~~ f l o w e d ~~~~

and then,
it stopped.
Rising mists wreathed the mountains,
readying for another day . . .
another rain.
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Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Vicki, I love the poetry of this. Great visuals, too!
We got rain here in Cullowhee.
The garden is a lot happier than it was two days ago.

Vicki Lane said...

And it rained some more last night! I attribute it all to the clothesline!!!

Anonymous said...

We got a downpour also, but it only lasted about ten minutes. I attribute it to the two new rain gauges we put up - nothing measurable since!

Vicki, do you think thee would be any interest in a local (but not exclusively so) message board? I know several people have blogs, but I really like a message board format, where conversations can meander... We could talk about gardening, hobbies, pets, books, local events, recipes, share photos... I know you have your hands full, and I suck at organizing things, but it's something I've been thinking about...

Pat in east TN said...

HURRAY ... we've gotten rain too!!! Everything around us seems so happy ... I swear I can hear everything in the garden breathing a sigh of relief.

Vicki Lane said...

Just returned from a trip to Asheville to find we've gotten another inch of rain -- yes, indeed, the plants are loving it!

Phyllis -- I haven't a clue about a message board -- how one works how you start one or how you get people interested. Obviously there's an informal thing of the sort going on here in the comments -- we're just more scattered.

If there were such a thing though, I'd likely check in now and again. And I could put a link to it here on this blog if that would be helpful.

Susan M. Bell said...

A lot of rain has fallen here in Mitchell County the past couple days or so. I know many people don't like rain that much, but I haven't heard anyone complaining about it this time around.

Vicki Lane said...

We can use plenty after several years of drought -- I promise not to complain, even as the mildew begins to bloom in our back room and the towels in the bathroom never quite get dry.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Hello all, the NC Arts Council suggested I start a bulletin board on, but as yet that hasn't happened. I've not a clue about how to do it myself, but I bet our web guy would. I'll ask, and I agree with Phyllis, having one would be fun and enhance our sense of writerly and nature loving community.

Vicki Lane said...

I really love the fact that community can be through the internet, with people you've never actually met in person. Of course, I can't stop by with a loaf of warm banana bread as I might if you were next door but the feeling of community is there all the same.

Kay, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Glenda Council Beall said...

Vicki, I love the summer rain post. I enjoy summer rain here in the mountains and sit on my deck high in the dogwood trees, we have 28 on our little spot and one shades the end of my deck. In my new glider, I can watch the the last of the shower drip, drip off the leaves and ponder over things, and maybe I'll write a poem. I posted one of my early poems on the tonight. Your photos are beyond beautiful, Vicki. Do you take them?

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Glenda, I do, indeed, take the photos. I fell in love with digital cameras and these days I almost always have mine with me.