Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shine

In a sere land, drained by drought--wilted, withered, parched and faint with morning after morning of dazzling sun...










...nothing shines quite so beautifully 





as a dark, dreary, drippy, drizzly day.








Finally. It's raining!
 

14 comments:

jaerose said...

Yes, rain can make everything shine..and the smell can be wonderful too on the tarmac and the grass..we are not short on rain here but you have captured the shine perfectly..Jae

Understanding Alice said...

a nice take on shine, although now im thirsty!

Dee Martin said...

what a blessing! Rain is needed so badly this year in so many places! I hate watching the news about the wildfires - people losing so much in such hard times. I am so glad you are getting rain!

honeyhaiku said...

What a great outlook on this rainy spring! Sweet.

Old Altonian said...

Rain can be magical, especially if you have been needing, and waiting for it.

Jingle said...

These are superb and shining.
smiles


Happy Sunday.

Carina said...

Loved our damp Easter miracle.

oldegg said...

Everyone loves the sun but what better that to walk in the rain. To see the earth lap up the moisture to revitalise the earth and stir new life into being. Everything in it's season but hopefully not to much!

Great post Lilibeth.

Tarang said...

It's really refreshing Lilibeth! Nice piece of writing.

linda may said...

As an Aussie, I sure know what you mean. We live on the driest landmass on the planet.

Hazel said...

Parched and faint make me feel dehydrated. Thank God it poured. I can see the glint of sun shining in a raindrop :)

Wendy said...

I forget that rain deserves praise. I get bogged down, depressed by it. Yet, when it's the middle of summer and the heat comes in unrelenting waves, I miss that rain I cursed in spring. Isn't it always the way?

sharplittlepencil said...

The best part of a soaking rain in spring is that the worms come out to play! Sure, they smell a bit ripe, but they are such industrious, peaceful little critters. I loved this, Lilibeth, and thanks!
Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/new-to-this-church-easter-2011/

Catherine Denton said...

These are gorgeous, Lilibeth! Beautiful post. So encouraging.
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