Monday, February 1, 2010

not one to complain about the weather

I don't mind weather - thank goodness since I moved to Oregon... - rain sure bring it on! - I have rain gear really good rain gear in fact no matter what type of weather I'm out doin' chores every morning and evening... I'm warm and dry I know how to dress for the stuff... we have houses for animals to get cover and aside from tearing up the ground a bit and having to move them in the rain... no worries right.. ?? NOT THIS WEEK!

this week the rain is officially cramping my style!! Duane said perhaps this coming weekend we could try my plow - I was thinking with all that dry weather there are a few spots on my place I could drag a plow just to give her a trial run with out it being pure 'soil sacrilege'! well with this freggin rain this week that slim hope is flickering out FAST!! look at this forecast people!! eshhh .. wishful thinking... --- sigh!

2 comments:

Joseph said...

bummer - perhaps try this on for size - I dont mean to minimize just offering a different point of view through the words of a friend.



Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me


Last night

the rain

spoke to me

slowly, saying,



what joy

to come falling

out of the brisk cloud,

to be happy again



in a new way

on the earth!

That’s what it said

as it dropped,



smelling of iron,

and vanished

like a dream of the ocean

into the branches



and the grass below.

Then it was over.

The sky cleared.

I was standing



under a tree.

The tree was a tree

with happy leaves,

and I was myself,



and there were stars in the sky

that were also themselves

at the moment

at which moment



my right hand

was holding my left hand

which was holding the tree

which was filled with stars



and the soft rain –

imagine! imagine!

the long and wondrous journeys

still to be ours.



~ Mary Oliver ~


What does the rain have to say in Gaston these days?

Love you so

Joseph

Oma3 said...

I so identify with you, Clare. I think I am growing web feet here "sunny" CA. Our forecast looks just like yours.... sigh. At least I don't have little people at home that have cabin fever.