Friday, August 17, 2007

The Sky is Falling

Yesterday morning it rained. Gently. For the first time in weeks.

Silently, in awe, as if for the first time, we watched a gray sky shower cool water all over our green and brown lawns, fruitful tomato plants, faithful flowers, dusty trees and shrubs, cars, houses, and on the months-long hot and tarry street outside.

I noticed Caroline sitting in the rocking chair, in her jammies, with a look of contented bliss spreading across her sweet face.

"You look happy, Caroline," I softly mentioned.

Her close-lipped smiled widened. Her eyes shut lightly as she experienced deep awareness. She exhaled through her nose as if in relief and whispered, "I.....actually.......feel.....cold."

A fresh new season hints of its imminent arrival.

And we are glad.

13 comments:

Ann said...

Rain is a beautiful thing, as is "feeling cold" in August!

Wandering Coyote said...

Very nice. I love rain, actually - not that I'd want a steady string of bleak days mind you, but I do think it's cleansing and relieving. Alas, no rain in sight here.

Cherie said...

A beautiful thing for sure. Today is blue sky sunny - and supposed to be mid-70's. Perfect. How are things in Texas, Ann?

And you could use a surprise dousing of rain, WC, with forest fires and all. The showers will come. Eventually. Stay safe!

Thanks, Ann and WC.

Pam said...

The sky is falling here too, Cherie. It has been a very hot and dry summer and though we have had a few thunderstorms in recent times, today it is cool and has been raining ALL day. And like Caroline, people in our house commented on actually feeling cold! Fall will be so welcome this year!

Cherie said...

The fact that we have changing seasons is a wonderful thing. Otherwise we'd all be so depressed! ;)

We need the changes, don't we, and we welcome them.

We had pounding rains last night which are supposed to subside around noon, and we'll be back to summer weather by Tuesday - mid 80's, blue and dry. It's all good! (We'll see how Caroline takes it all in..... ; )

Thanks, Pam. Glad you getting some relief.

Wandering Coyote said...

We have rain today - woo hoo! And it's chilly, and it's foggy and misty! It's been soooooo looooooong....

Cherie said...

YAY, WC!!

Doesn't it feel great!

A Life Uncommon said...

Oh how I wish for some cold here in sunny Southern California!

Cherie said...

I wish I could send you some, Des! I think you are sending us some more sunny California weather. We are back to the mid 80's but it feels really good........and drying out. I don't much like the MUD.

Hold on. Autumn will visit soon.

tshsmom said...

It's cooling off here too. Z said the exact same thing a couple of days ago. He said it was a treat to close the windows for a change. ;)

Cherie said...

It's just plain odd to close the windows, isn't it, after summer? I'm with Z. A treat!

Glad it's cooling off for you guys up there! Sweet relief.

Leiselb said...

Just. Beautiful. So well written...

Cherie said...

Thanks, Leiel. It's so good to hear from you again.