Sunday, June 08, 2008
Yesterday afternoon the clouds finally produced a cool breeze and then a soft drizzle. I was on the terrace writing in my journal and gradually the cool breeze became a cold wind and the soft drizzle became a light rain. The wind was enough to bring some of the moist air to the pages of my journal making the pages limp. I retreated to watch the rain from the studio. We had about two hours of this light rain. It made for good sleeping weather.
This morning the sky is still overcast. The colors after the rain are saturated yet muted....so different than the crisp clear colors when the sky is clear and bluer than blue. Even the sounds on this Sunday morning feel slow and soft.
I pray that this is the beginning of a good rainy season. Enough rain to nourish the crops but not enough to flood.
NOTES: The first image is in the pond with some new water plants called water lettuce. I just googled and found out that Texas doesn't want water lettuce in Texas. They are a non-native plant to Texas and are very invasive. Well they better watch their manners in my pond. I'm not going to put up with any trouble. Oh, and do you also see my two gold fish? They are still doing fine.
The second image is a bromeliad. This is the grown-up pup that has produced this gorgeous pink "flower." And there is another pup growing up just beside this one. So beautiful. I love being retired and having the time to see and enjoy life's small pleasures.