Friday, July 29, 2011

Rainy Morning....


After days of heat, I was awakened to the sound of rain on the roof and distant thunder.


Fields temporarily obscured by the much needed downpours.......the fresh smell of rain. Nothing like it.


Tigerlilies standing their ground as the huge drops fell. Everything looking greener already.


The petals unfurling despite the downpour. Beautiful, beautiful!
And my view....


.....Good coffee, sweet mug.....




.....Calm reflections in the puddles.....




.....Look at those water droplets! What a beauty!




.....A single drop containing a whole world.....




The bunnies and I like this day. We can wait for work and other things.
Sometimes you just need to live in the moment, enjoy what is delivered, and take time to see everything.
All storms in our lives will pass.
But I think I'll savor the cloudburst a bit longer.
I bid you....


Pax....

45 comments:

yoborobo said...

Anne, just beautiful! I opened the front door to let the dogs out and was hit with my favorite (NOT), wall-o-steam! :) You enjoy those slippers and that view, my friend. xox! Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ugh Pam! I know that Wall-O-Steam too well.....hope some of this comes your way.
It is still raining, and kind of looks like it will do it all day on and off.
I'm in *relax-mode* after too much of late.
The Bunnies and I are going to ENJOY today!
(and not accomplish a thing...)

XXOO~~
Anne

kj said...

what a GREAT post anne and what GREAT photographs. you are a very very good photographer: i can feel and taste and hear the rain and those bunny slippers are beyond adorable.

my money says you are going to have a very good day! well deserved ♥

visiting you just now has left me with an extra dose of appreciation and contentment

love
kj

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ah KJ, Those are my last pair of Bunnies. They are no longer made~~I really need to cut a pattern from one of my old pair that have disintegrated!
I am making this an *Anne-Day*....a little cooking, a little exercise, burning a CD; little things. Good things. Things I enjoy.
And the rain is still coming down! :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Janet Ghio said...

We had the big heavy downpour early last evening! it was wonderful after days and days of searing heat. It was great while it lasted -unfortunately just added to the humidity!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'm kind of wondering what will be behind all this nice cloudy rain....I have a feeling that I *know*, so thoroughly enjoying the day!
We used to have lots of summer days like this....*sigh*

XXOO~~
Anne

audrey said...

Rain?? That's right up there with my "what's a storm" question from the other day. (: I spend hours every evening watering the trees and flowers. Letting the grass turn brown, but I refuse to lose my flowerbeds and trees. It has been an unbelievably hot summer and I will welcome Fall with open arms. When the rain finally decides to fall, I will prance around in it, loving every drop.
Your photos are wonderful, Anne. I especially love your bunny slippers. We've heard so much about them ~ it's nice to see them on your feet!!!
Enjoy the rain! I'm glad you are feeling better!
♥♥♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The rain, while making my *hip-that-isn't-there* ache, is totally worth it!
Just not having the sun out is so sweet. A good day for getting things done in the house, at least a little.
I've only watered my new tree and occasionally a spritz over the flowers, mainly to cool them.
I don't know how anything is still blooming.
I think you need to come over for coffee on the porch....with the Bunnies! ;-)

XXOO~~
Anne

studio lolo said...

I've been waiting for rain, glorious rain all day. None yet. I could actually smell the rain from your beautiful photos! Really nice Anne.
Might I perhaps paint the lillies one day? Stunning! And so are your famous bunnies!

xoxo
Lolo♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo,

It was WONDERFUL! And of course you are more than welcome to paint the lilies....
The Bunnies and I would most definitely APPROVE! :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Jo Murray said...

You (and the bunnies) are REALLY enjoying the change in weather, that's obvious. Lovely photos Anne... enjoy it while it lasts.

Amalia K said...

Oh, rain, dear rain, please come my way, so I could be less envious of my sweet friend Anne...with her bunny slippers and fiery red mug!!! I could imagine the smell of that lovely fresh from here...It's so unfair, I tell ya! :D :D :D oxx

Terra said...

Cute bunny slippers, and how you capture the beauty of the single rain drop. I like your Tiger Lilies and always have some growing since my mom always did.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes Jo, even if it is ONE DAY....it has been wonderful.
I would love to live in a climate that was moderate/cool....where we did not get these awful summers.
The rain was a delight!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Amalia, I would send you clouds and cool rain if I could! <:-)
Better yet, I would fly you here to sit and share the view and DO NOTHING for a few moments! (that would be much better I think)
The Bunnies wouldn't mind company...

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Terra,

My tigers came from Mom's house, and they were the ones my grandmother planted. I love them~~they seem to shrug off the heat, the clay, nothing bothers them.
I am 5' 10" and these are taller than ME this year, so they must be happy! (and they seed themselves so easily....)
Some year all I may have is phlox and tigers. ;-D

XXOO~~
Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love rain at night - in the dark - coming down with such a musical sound. There's been precious little of it this summer, although we've been lucky the past few days and had a few showers. You can almost hear the earth saying 'aaah'.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yep, that was how it was this morning...everything was just drinking it in. Now we're back to humidity, but had the whole day for the rains to soak in.
Wonderful!
Ready for Fall....

XXOO~~
Anne

Halle said...

It's good to sit back and enjoy the rain like that. Love the slippers!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Halle!

Oh, it seems like I have waited forever for a morning like this.
And from the feel this evening, I'll be waiting ANOTHER forever!

XXOO~~
Anne

Robbie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh love the 'bunnies'!!! We had 5" of rain Wed. and 2" Thursday night!! Sump pump is a runnin'

Lori ann said...

oh what a relief the rain must be. it sounds like everyone is overwhelmed with heat lately, enjoy your rainy day!

marianne said...

thanks for sharing! love that smell of rain and the relief it brings from the heat. emjoy!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Do you have doc's with bunny ears? Too cute. Nice mug, is that one of your zazzle mugs? Great shots of the rain....glad you got some, hope it cooled things down and gave your plants a big drink. Rain sun rain off and on he, but less muggy, I'll take it. xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robbie,

Looks like we're back to HOT and HUMID; got up this a.m. to completely covered windows, wet with condensation.
I am glad I enjoyed YESTERDAY! :-D

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lori,

I could do with a week of gentle rain and fog, and I think the plants could too. Yesterday seems to have been the exception to the Heat-Miser!
Hiding out today...LOL!

XXOO~~
Anne

Nancy said...

At last, rain! Lovely photos.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marianne,

Alas, it is gone!
Mr. Sun has returned and is steaming us up already.
I'm thinking it is a good day to hide in the studio and ignore the outside... ;-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Corrine,

I *wish* they made Doc's with bunny ears! LOL! (although somehow, that would ruin the image...)
We have enough dew this a.m. that it almost classifies as rain......I'm staying in studio and finding mischief. Getting hot again.
And yes, the plants needed that BIG drink!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Nancy,

Glad I captured it for the blog~~today you'd never know we'd had that cool and lovely day.
Off to figure projects for the A/C. :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

di from di-did-it said...

everything these is so lush and green! we are going brown here from lack of rain after all the flooding in the spring. I mowed yesterday just to tame the weeds. your photos made me smile, especially the slippers :) luv2u!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Di,

My grass in some areas is STILL toasty.....but the flowers and trees (and weeds too!) just soaked up the rain.
And yes, I have many times mowed crunchy grass with weeds sticking out...PFFFT! What a waste! LOL!!!
Seems the same here, after all the Spring rains to have cracks in the ground, but one usually follows the other.
Her's to coffee on a cool porch and Bunny Slipper days!

XXOO~~
Anne

freebird said...

Thanks for sharing a beautiful rainstorm. Appreciating the moments like these is an important task we too often take lightly.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Especially this summer my friend.
I think sometimes we are in such a rush we don't see the beautiful in the ordinary.
Or maybe I'm just getting OLD... ;-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Robin said...

Ummm... I can almost hear the rain on the roof.... wonderful! And....the smells...delicious! And the Bunny Slippers - FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Love this post! It enhanced all the senses....and made me smile!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robin!

My pleasure to deliver smiles! (thankfully *all* of me was not visible, because it would have been much like the bear suit with Bunny Slippers....LOL!)
Loved your photo from Fort Point....memories!!!

XXOO~~
Anne

Jan said...

Glad you had a day of respite. Sounds like it is back to sweltering again already for you. Too bad it couldn't have lasted another day at least. Photos are amazing, well done Anne!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I would love a whole week of it Jan. I think it would finally let me rest and work on some little things I have been putting off.....plus, it makes nice photos!
Guess we're supposed to go back to what we had before...*sigh*

XXOO~~
Anne

Carol said...

Your photos in the rain are lovely, though I suppose the hot weather is back again. Stay cool if you can, and rest. Rest, rest, rest...

Emma said...

Can you believe we need rain here, too? Nothing like being cozy with the sound of rain. Love that piece below, & I must visit the Pulse!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Carol,

Yes, I'm back to hiding in the cellar....to steamy to do anything.
Even cut back to half the studio lights to save energy and heat!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Emma,

With the weather this year, nothing would surprise me. I love when we get rain where I can sit on the porch and enjoy it. (usually it's coming down sideways and blowing like a typhoon...)
Yes, DO visit The Pulse; I know you'll love it!

XXOO~~
Anne

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Yes I enjoyed that rainfall too. We have had a couple in the last two weeks. It looks like the rain forest around our house. Too damn hot for our yard man or yard woman. Just gotta wait it out.
QMM

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Peggy I know we have a 50/50 chance of storms tonight, but I loved that wonderful plain old RAIN. I think my soul misses that....those quiet rainy days when you relax and the earth soaks it all in.
Wonderful!
And yes, I need to MOW again....pffft!

XXOO~~
Anne

Mim said...

This is a lovely cool calming post. Wonderful to read and gorgeous to see.

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