And the Rain Came Down

Eventually the rain comes, as it did yesterday here in Nova Scotia. It alternated between heavy downpours, quickly shifting to a gentle pelting of rain and then back once again. The gardens are in great need of rain as are the brooks and streams and lakes. Everything needs rain.

And then I awoke to the sound of rain outside this morning, so pleased that it was still falling.

Summer is quickly dwindling and with it the plans I had at the start of the summer for things I wanted to accomplish. For weeks we suffered an unbearable heat which disrupted my plans. It’s so difficult to work outside when experiencing temps of 41 f with the humidex counted in.

Our oldest granddaughter was able to get in an extended visit this summer, something that hadn’t happened for the past two years and so we tried to visit some places around the province with the limited time we have for going out. We managed to visit some interesting places fairly close to home which was fun. One does not have to go far to build lasting memories. But now she is home and we are left with the gentle sound of rain outside.

I will return to working on the first draft of my next novel and, hopefully, get back on track with some of the odd jobs we’re hoping to accomplish while summer is still here. Time pulls us along, through days and weeks and eventually months. Soon we’ll see small hints of fall and before we know it, the leaves will turn and eventually fall to the ground. Summer will fade into the background as we look ahead to the coming seasons.

I hope where you are, you’re experiencing some gentle rain today. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—“The Best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

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