Saturday, August 9, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away...Please?

Another week of rain with another to follow.

Rosemary has never looked more tired except for that Friendly Village bowl tucked in with her. A few weeks ago I found a box of chipped Friendly Village saucers and bowls at the Transfer Station. There they sat along with the broken glass and even though I'm not supposed to take anything, I disobeyed.

Thinking of all that Penny and Margo do with china, I knew that I'd find a purpose. You may have noticed that my window box header has a couple of plates tucked in. This is a direct nod to what I found at Linda's Blue Gate Blog. She has such cool ideas...check'em out!

Another bedraggled plant with a plate tucked in...

Lake Superior in my own driveway...

The street — no snow!

The reflection of the lamp is cheery and the only light we've had for days and days. If I were to really be keeping it real, I'd take a photo of the flooded basement and the mold growing on the garage walls, but I won't sully beautiful Blog World with that.

On the bright side, isn't the grass green?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Well, your rainy wet, damp summer photos look a lot better than mine. You do live in a pretty road! "Glass half full" people like us will ooh and ahh over the green. Some of the time! But yes, please go away, rain!

  2. All the rain we've had this year has ruined many of my plants. What hasn't developed a mold of some kind seems to be more bug eaten than usual!

  3. last night after a +30C day....we had wild, brilliantly bright forks of dry lightning..... some rolling thunder waaaay in the distance... rain. It is so dry here right now that all the lawns are "crispy" and beige.

    Please. Send. Rain. !! oh, and a cookie or two....

  4. The way I look at it...rain is free water for the grass...unless you get so much that it turns yellow. It rained here last night too...after I watered the lawn!

  5. I can't believe all the rain you are getting. We are barely getting enough. I had to water all my flowers today again.
    Your grass does look nice and green!!

  6. Thank you so much for your prayers and wonderfully kind comments during this difficult time. Every word made and is making a difference as we begin this new journey.

    Thank you so much for your words of comfort and blessing,
    kari & kijsa

  7. Send some of your rain my way! We are on draught restrictions here in NC...

    Thanks for the mention! I would love to have been able to pick up those chipped plates!

  8. Sorry about all the rain...but it must smell wonderful...I do love the scent of rain.

  9. It reminds me of the little rhyme Rain, Rain go away come again another day.....Mary

  10. I hear you, on the 40 days and 40 nights of rain. Although we had a purrrrrrrrrrfect day on Sat. Today could evolve into some rain but right now, it's sunny.

    I do not like to look at weather reports any more. It's just depressing.

    Anyone remember summer droughts and rationing of water sprinkling? -heh- Yes, the grass is GREEEENNNN! :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    Miss Mari-Nanci
    'Smilnsigh' blog

  11. To Mary...

    "Rain, rain go away,
    Little {insert name} wants to play."


    And how about...

    "It rainin', it's pourin'
    The old man is snorin'.
    He bumped his head
    on the foot of the bed,
    And he couldn't get up
    in the mornin'."


    Miss Mari-Nanci
    'Smilnsigh' blog

  12. Vee, we've been getting rain each day for a while...we wake up to blue skies and sunshine and then we have afternoon rain...sure is making things grow around here..

    I noticed those little plates in the window box header...I love it! Has a charm about it :)

  13. We got the same rain today Vee, and it looks like it will be here the whole week too! Time to cuddle up with a good book.

    One of the best investments I ever made was to buy a dehumidifier for my basement. It takes out so much water from the air and keeps mold and mildew away! I recycle the water into my garden.

    I love Linda's plate boarder around her garden....your fklower box looks cute with them too!

    Hugs, Pat

  14. Vee...I liked that description of much I have used it in my blog description :) I had been wondering what I might put there ...hope your having a nice relaxing weekend...

  15. Sorry about all the rain... y'all are getting all of what we should have had last summer I suppose.

    I wanted to comment on the Phil. 4:6-7 ... that was one of the first verses I memorized 25 years ago this fall, just after coming to know the Lord. It has been with me since that time, and after 25 years I can testify to the truth of it. Beautiful painting, also.


  16. I wish we could trade a bit of weather with you. We haven't had any rain worth mentioning since February or March...but we have had over 2000 fires so far this season!

  17. We haven't had any rain in a long, long time. I continue to water daily, I am jealous you have such beautiful green grass, it's beautiful. :)

  18. Looks like you are having the same weather as we are. Certainly not nice for August.

  19. Want to send some of your rain down to Virginia? We were doing very well until a couple of weeks ago and now all of my grass is turning brown.


Thank you for commenting!