And the rain came down and down and down. It isn’t unusual to go for months without rain and then receive a flooding deluge; we then remark that it is feast or famine. The forecast last week was for rain starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday; this time it was true and it did rain. For my area it was a slow, steady, soaking rain that was much needed. The usual low places flooded and I think that a few people were rescued safely (really people, don’t mess with rising water!).
The rain threw a “monkey-wrench” in Saturday plans for many groups. I choose early Saturday morning to skip the dog show Bentley was entered in after watching the radar over the area we had to travel. But, it worked out well as I had many things to do and wasn’t really inclined to hassle with getting a dog and his gear in and out of a semi-outdoor facility in a pouring rain.
Around noon today (Sunday) the rain stopped and the wind began to blow. It blew and blew and blew until the clouds were gone and the sun came out. What a beautiful sight after several days of dark skies! Bright, beautiful sunlight to shine on us again.
Of course, the sun was there all the time, just hidden from our view. Like a lot of things in life, right? Thanksgiving for the rain, thanks to the wind, and welcome back to the sun!