Day 20 ~ Rain

I love the rain.

I especially love it on nights when insomnia takes hold and won't let go.  I am working on week five of some of the worst insomnia of my life.  Oh what I would give for a good night's sleep....

I digress. :)

As a child, I loved to sing the song, "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day," but I have no idea why.  I have actually always loved the rain.  Rain feeds into my love of everything being neat and tidy.  Come to think of it, I might need a monsoon to blow through here. :)

Just as I wrote the sentence above a giant limb crashed outside.  It broke some stuff, but I am fine.  It sounded like a tree had crashed onto the darkroom.  All is well, but boy oh careful what you ask for...:)

Anyway, I love rain...I love the wind too (when it howls, not when it damages stuff)...I guess the bottom line is that I like nature.  There is power in nature both seen and unseen.

Below is a photo I took a year or so ago in the hollow.  I thought it looked like a postcard from God.
"...Love, God"

Which reminds me...when I was driving back from Fayetteville yesterday with two of the tops off the Jeep, music blaring, wind blowing, and the sun shining down on me....I was a very happy girl.  Oh, well there was Starbucks in the cup holder...okay, the heat was on got a little chilly. :) :)  I was so happy though feeling the wind and sun on my face and blowing through my hair. 


The gypsy in me is coming out of hibernation.  It is time for a road trip, an adventure, a trip to somewhere.  Give this girl a map (or not) and the open road, and she is quite content.  I am quite content.

There is a reason children have recess, field trips, and summer camps.  We need to get outside...feel the power of nature, see the beauty of nature, and simply experience nature. 

I love the rain...and come to think about it, I don't think God is crying when it rains; I believe he is feeding us, nourishing us, and maybe reminding us to nourish ourselves...just a bit. :)

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." ~ George Washington Carver

Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)