Is not always bad..
I am thankful for the wonderful April rain which fell softly throughout the nite.
Having NOT yet turned on the sprinkler system, the freshly first mowed lawn welcomed the moisture.
Colorado soil requires aeration,and the little holes are like cups for the raindrops..
the lawn sips at its' leisure...nourishing thirsty roots starved by winters cold...
The newly planted roses also are enjoying the soaking rain,.while the older established roses are putting forth new leaves and promises of beautiful blooms..
the crabapple tree, so full of buds is ready to burst open as soon as Sol warms their fancy..
but mostly, I am so thankful for the April rains..
for washing away all the pollen..
and relieving my itchy eyes..and sniffly nose!!
but when outdoors is all dark and gloomy,
I have ample opportunity for indoorsy stuff..
like clearing closets, preparing donations and recyclables..
sometimes I use this time for me..
doing the things I really like best..
editing my photos..
scanning old photographs from times gone by..
remembering those who are no longer here with us..
preparing memory books/cds for siblings and nieces and nephews..
I am the keeper of the stories in my family..
the one who has all the old photos..
the one with more "time on her hands" than the others..
the one who lives fartherest away..
Me in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado..
they in beach cities along the Florida panhandle..
It's hard being away from family and native soil..er..sand!
always have been..but I'm the one who always wrote home the most..
tried to share everything about my abode wherever Uncle Sugar plopped us..
so.. on these gray days, I've nothing but warm and cheery thoughts to keep me company..
as I busily go about my "tasks"..
with my constant company..
my furbabies are underfoot, or asleep wherever they plopped after playing..
so.. yes I am thankful for April rains....
for all the right reasons..
a time for recalling beautiful memories of the past..
and anticipation for glorious blooms of May yet to be..
Warmest hugs..Laughing smiles..