Friday, January 31, 2014

Raindrops on Roses



It's the last day of January and the third day of slow, soothing rain. We are the lucky recipients of longed-for moisture brought on by the Canadian clippers harassing the Midwest, southern belt, and the northeast coast. The water table is rising and palm trees are singing.
Have a lovely weekend, stay warm. Make soup.
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17 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have to be honest, I love extended rains like that :)

yaya said...

I'm glad the rain is helping! The winter has been a challenge, but this to shall pass. I'm sort of sick of cold weather food. I think a grilled burger, potato salad, lemonade and homemade icecream sounds good!

RuneE said...

No moisture on the West-coast of Norway - only many serious grass, bush and wood fires. With about 100 houses lost so far. Meanwhile the Eastern part is drowning in snow ...

Nib's End said...

"God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December." J. M. Barrie.

And thanks to you, January too. Petal falls, leaf falls, snow falls, rain falls and then it will be time for roses again. We're more than half-way there! Lovely to see that shout of color on such a whisper of a day.

tammy j said...

blessed rain.
and the single drop on the single rose.
nigh onto perfection.
i'm so happy for you.
we need it badly.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Beautiful :)

The Silver Bunny said...

The idea of those singing palm trees is enchanting.

Leslie said...

That rose reminds me of my grandmother, who grew all kinds of roses. The sun is out today, and although I was grateful for the rain, I'm not sorry to see it go!

Nancy said...

Beautiful rose...satisfies for whatever we are longing...

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Soup will be gazpacho....as it was 89 where we were!

jmac said...

Just got home from a crazy 2nd birthday weekend with grandson...whew! exhausted. cold rainy here so just cuddled down with huge fire, bowl of chili and a good movie..ALONE!! Peace. Quiet. Sunday afternoon.
Wonderful!!!

S. Etole said...

A welcome sight in the midst of winter.

Vagabonde said...

I am not sure where you live, but with palm trees I would think Florida maybe. Here, in the Metro Atlanta area, last week at this time we had snow. It was pretty but it did create some traffic problems.
Your rose is beautiful. I used to have a rose garden – 150 roses, but they are gone now. I miss them. However we are close to a public garden with a lovely rose garden so it helps.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such a fun song to have stuck in my head. :)

Fondly,
Glenda

rosaria williams said...

We've been in a drought and can't wait for spring rain.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Looking forward for those rose bushes to be full of blooms once more. Romantic hubby brings in the few that have been flowering all these colder months.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

With our up and down weather seems I've been making lots of soup lately. Ready for potato salad and watermelon.