Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Drip Drip Drip






For the sake of all who want rain/need rain, while the Northeast takes so much of it, I'll not complain. I'll simply share what it's like around here.

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The rain patters on my roof and so I read nap. Nothing makes me feel more weary than the sound of rain upon my roof. 

However, if I were to be reading, I have a very good book to finish. 

This one is called, appropriately enough, Ernie's Ark by Monica Wood. Monica Wood is a Maine author and a very good one. You be the judge. Visit her web site and find some excerpts to read. I think you might get as hooked as I did right off.

Look around while you're there at sidebars and things — fascinating site. I love spending time there.


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My sister has returned from her time at the cottage in New Brunswick bringing me photos to share and paper dolls and stories. Tomorrow, I hope to chat about them; it'll be raining so I'll have the time. ☺

A peaceful day to you — perhaps a wonderful book or a nap — whichever you prefer.

Love Vee

43 comments:

  1. I agree, I'll take the rain. We had a drought here in the Midwest last year, and could use more now. When I was in Texas visiting Vickie, they were experiencing a 3 year drought there. Your lilies are lovely, and thanks for the book recommend. Rest and enjoy!
    Debbie

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  2. Pretty view out your window. The sound of the rain would put me to sleep, too! I'm off to visit the link you provided.

    I washed my car yesterday and it rained very hard last night, of course!

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  3. A rainy day is perfect for a nap. I got sleepy just watching your video...and it's only 8:16 am! Day after day after day of rain though... One can only take so many naps!

    Off to take a peek at your link...

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  4. Haha, me too! Try to get some reading done in the afternoon and the sound of the rain lulls me away for a nap every time.
    Walking the dog this morning, the air was so heavy it was hard to breathe.
    I'll have a look at the book you've recommended.
    Judith

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  5. I normally love the sounds of rain, but like you we here in the SE have had an over abundance of rain. Yesterday it was sunny and we were actually able to grill outside. The minute we finished eating, it started raining again. I guess I prefer all of this rain over the drought much of the nation is facing though.

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  6. Awwwwww, I'm sorry, you don't get a respite, in between the rains. Yes, continuous "dark" days, can be depressing. DEPRESSING!

    Glad you have a good book, to ease the time.

    Luckily, here... We get rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun...... The skies switch, continuously. Which I have to admit, is a lot better, than alllllllllllllllll rain, or alllllllllllllll sun.

    But, if we stand still too long, we could very easily "mold"!!!!! LOL!

    Our beautiful flowers, in the pot on our front "stoop," have been drowned! Never happened before. And we don't know what to replace them with. Our front-of-house flower display, looks pretty ragged, this year. :-(((((( And the rest of the city, is "fancied-up," to celebrate the 150 Ann. -sigh-

    "Auntie"

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  7. Love the rain but now I'm a little tired of it. Thanks for the book recommendation. That sounds right up my alley.

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  8. Send the rain here! The kitties and I will nap this afternoon -- to hot to do anything else. I'm off to read about the book.

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  9. Oh thanks for sharing that...we don't hear it often that's for sure! love that sound! However I can appreciate that you have had enough. Glad you have a good book to help pass that time away. Enjoy!

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  10. Love the scripture down below! Rain - now this is a relative thing because we don't get to hear that "sound" like when we lived in Texas. We had some rain the other day and loved it!

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  11. It's a drippin' here too. Flooding in Toronto. My flowers are all hanging their heads low these days. My office is lacking a window so I don't notice the darkness and drippyness until I head home after work. Thanks for the book recommendation - I'll have to check out Monica Woods site sometime too.

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  12. I live in the Pacific Northwest...at least for 3 more weeks--so you don't need to tell me about rainy days. I do find a certain peacefulness about them and maybe it's Mother Nature telling me to slow down. Our last rain beat down one of my hydrangea bushes, but it's so full of blooms, I can't complain. Enjoy your peace, dear friend, XOXO

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  13. Wow, what a nice rain - you are more than welcome to send it here :) Lord-willing we will get rain soon.

    I will have to go check that book out, thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy your day, Vee :)

    Hugs!

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  14. It's been raining buckets here all year long too. We're waterlogged, for sure! LOL, the photo challenge topic in August is "water," so I think you have some handy subject matter for photo shoots.

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  15. Hi Vee!

    I love the rain - we don't see much of it around here...and we need it so desperately! I love to just cozy up with a good book on a rainy day, and it sounds like you have a good one! Enjoy your nap!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  16. I agree, it is hard to complain about the rain when others have experienced so much worse, be it drought, flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, or tornadoes. I feel blessed to be in rainy northeast Ohio. Amen, and amen. Since my hubby had purchased some beautiful big blueberries over the weekend, my plan was to do some baking today -- in the form of Blueberry Lemon Oat Scones. I went to the store to get lemons and buttermilk for the recipe, and returned home to realize that I had never put BUTTER on my list. Oh well, no baking today. Guess I'll catch up on that laundry instead. Stupid forgetfulness.

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  17. Sorry you are being dripped on! We get our fair share of rain over here on the west coast...but have had the most lovely weather for the past week and a half.

    Paper dolls...from New Brunswick. Now you have me curious.

    Enjoy your good read!

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  18. Hi Vee love the sound of the rain. I love to hear that too. Makes me feel warm and safe inside my cozy home with my man. Love your new header. You are great at your photography these days. Planning my card for next week.
    Peggy

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  19. Now that is a familiar sight. Although we finally have sunshine today.
    I will admit the rain is wonderful for reading (& napping). I plowed through a couple books during our recent siege. Your latest book sounds intriguing. I will be over to visit the link. Always happy to discover new authors.

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  20. I'm not sure we need rain right now after all the rains we've had earlier in the season, but I would love to hear it right now. The heat and humidity are getting to me! I'm washing quilts and hanging them outside on the line and then I'm going to wash the car. That will surely bring a rain! :)

    Hope you see an end to your wet weather soon. Enjoy those naps and books!

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  21. That's usually my saga. I hope you enjoy your reading and that all that needs to soak in this rain will. May summer be gentle when it comes!

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  22. Did you say paper dolls? Can I come and play, too? Enjoy your rain...at least it keeps the temps down. We're bright and sunny....and warm! Hugs!

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  23. Did you read my blog years ago when my behatted self was selected to be drawn as a paper doll? Oh I was totally thrilled! Everyone should get to be a paper doll at least once in their life!
    I just got back from CT (94 degrees, 85% humidity action), LOVED the visit. Thanking God that 100 degrees in SLC comes with 13% humidity. Ahh...it really is all about the humidity.

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  24. Rain is perfect for catching up on sleep. It has been an unbelievable wet summer in the south. I can't ever remember having one quite like this one. Enjoy your reading time. I will have to check out Monica Wood. I love having something new to read!

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  25. http://joechip.net/liana/2008/04/08/jills-flowered-easter-dress-and-white-and-green-flowered-easter-hat

    Lianna's paper doll blog is terrific!

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  26. It has been rainy, hot and very humid here the last two days. It is a great idea, reading (napping) while it is raining.

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  27. Storms are headed our way...seems like it's a pattern of sun during the day and storms at night.

    Sweet dreams:)

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  28. Wish you could share with us in East Texas. Dry, dry ground. Dead, dead grass.

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  29. We have sunshine today, but we have had the drip drip drip more than I can say. Now, we are eyeballing a possible hurricane coming up the coast. Like you, I won't complain. Let's just say that I MENTION it, though.

    Now, I'll bip on over to the website.

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  30. rain rain go away, come again another day.

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  31. Hiya Vee!!! Long time, no see:) It has been raining off and on here in upstate-western NY. Lovely though, the windows are open and it's just plain nice. NO more humid-southern days for us. (welllll....truth be told, we did have a few humid days here.) Blessings

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  32. Vee, I am so jelly of your rain.. We need it so bad.. but guess what It sprinkled so I hope there is more of that.. send in the mail girl..

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  33. Is it raining everywhere.
    Merle........

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  34. It is difficult to believe last year this time we were in a long period of 100+ degree weather and a drought! This year we have experienced rain, and rain, and more rain... :)

    It makes me sleepy, too.

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  35. I was driving by Bear Mountain Park and it was pouring so hard that even the fastest of the Windshield Wipers were not able to wipe the rain for me.

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  36. This year we are having an opposite summer from last year as well! Tons of rain!

    I managed to get the yard mowed today - it had been a week!

    I love when you share a video, makes me feel like I'm there. We could have tea together - it would be a fun way to pass time on a rainy day.

    I love to sleep on a rainy day!

    Deanna

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  37. Just so you know dear Vee, I held the computer up to my ear in hopes that I would hear your voice over the pitter patter. Next time...say hi..okay?
    Did you get the rest of the deluge from Toronto? Did you hear how much rain they had?
    We have had sunshine today...sorry!
    I hope the sun comes out for you very soon.

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  38. It's very depressing to drive around our area; everything is brown (like dead)....Too bad your area gets too much rain and we get none.
    Enjoy your book.
    Hugs,

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  39. Yes, we have rain for three days now, but the flowers and the earth love it..grass needs to be mowed again too :-)

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  40. Oh we don't need any rain right now! We've had flood watches for about 4 days straight. Yesterday was the first no rain day but you could literally cut the humidity with the knife. Yuck!

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  41. I'm sooooo sick of the rain! Can't wait to see your sisters finds!

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  42. Rain is lovely in the winter for that's what we get here instead of snow. Incessant summer rain would be dreary. And that's a steady rain! What extremes of weather! We have had no rain for several weeks.

    The book sounds interesting and I hope to go explore the website. Looking forward to hearing about paper dolls and New Brunswick stories.

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  43. Rain rain rain..we have had rain every day for as long as I can remember..our drought is surely broken so I am thankful for that..Now I need to learn about gardening in the rain forest..lol
    Love, Mona

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