Monday, June 25, 2012

Rainy days and Mondays...

I love that song, but I must say that rainy days and Mondays don't get me down.
I couldn't resist doing a second post today in order to share our wet weather
(which the robins will LOVE!).

I woke to the rumble of thunder this morning so I quickly jumped out of bed, not wanting to miss a minute of the approaching storm. I get that from my mom, who loved rain and thunder.

I rolled in the patio cover over the deck (in case of high winds), threw some peanuts out to the few Sammy's, Chip's, and Blue Jays who hadn't sought shelter yet, and then waited.

Within minutes the skies opened and the rain came down in turrents, accompanied by winds so strong that the rain blew horizontally...

... which, in turn, made for some beautiful patterns on the screens, completely obstructing the view outside.

And almost as quickly as it started, it stopped, bringing the outside back into focus.

My poor sun catcher. Several years ago I dropped it and it shattered. I repaired it with clear packing tape because I couldn't bear to part with it.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful week, whether rainy or sunny!

Comment Update: Hi Sharon! The thunder started sometime after 9 a.m. this morning with the rain following shortly thereafter!



Donna said...

Beautiful rainy day photos.

Susan said...

Oh Donna! Lovely photos. Really, really artistic. Nice job. Also loved your peek-a-boo shots from yesterday. Sooooooo cute. I expect we are going to get rain here this afternoon. Susan

A New England Life said...

I'm not sure what time you got up but our rain didn't come until late in the morning. Around noon time I want to say. And it came down hard! Now the sun is shining off and on, which makes me very happy. Unfortunately I'm not a rain girl : /

Happy Monday, Donna! Great views!

Brenda Pruitt said...

One day last week I awoke to thunder rumbling. I just love mornings like that. And also going to sleep with the rain pounding on the roof.

Donna said...

Wish you could send some of that rain our way! It's too hot and dry here! grumble, grumble...

Sharon said...


We had a wonderful rain in Central VA today also.

You will not believe it, but I was thinking about that same song this afternoon.

I love summer rains and the way everything is so beautiful and green when the sun comes back out!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I love going to sleep with the sound of the rain drumming on the roof. Cool pics! ~ Maureen