Friday, August 31, 2012

Thank you, Isaac

It's been a long time since we've had gentle rain all day; actually, I think this may be the first time this year.  I do hope this means the drought is over.  Cliff intends to sow some new grass and clover in one area of our pasture.  He's kept the soil worked all summer long, but if we hadn't gotten this rain, he couldn't have planted.  Now there's a chance the seeds will germinate after they are in the ground.  The best time to plant pasture in this part of the country is from August 15 to September 15; we really needed this.  There was an inch in the rain gauge when Cliff came in from the shop a couple of hours ago, and it's still raining.  If it takes a hurricane to bring rain our way, so be it.

 This morning I took my coffee and my Ipad out on the back deck and got a nice look at the blue moon.  OK, it isn't officially a blue moon until tonight, but that was close enough to suit me, since we won't be seeing the moon tonight.  When I woke up at 5 o'clock, I thought the sun was up, it was so bright outside.   

This picture doesn't do it justice, but there was a lovely sunrise this morning, too.  

*At 8 P.M. we have almost two inches in the gauge.


Margaret said...

I like the rain myself, which is weird because we get a lot of it. (this summer we've gone rainless for 39 days in a row which is nearly a record)

Anita said...

I'm glad you got the rain.

I like your pictures. I hope to rise earlier, too; to enjoy the moon, sun, and stillness. Workin' on it.
...though it's 11:23 p.m. now, so it won't be tomorrow morning. :)

Lisa said...

Glad you got some much needed rain.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I know you are thankful for that rain for sure! Hope you have a very happy Saturday!

Carlene Noggle said...

I was so happ when I heard that your part of the country got RAIN!!!