Tag Archives: Rain

Sunday Trees – The Neighborhood

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Sunday Trees – The Neighborhood

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https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/sunday-trees-397/

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A couple of days late, but here’s my entry for the Sunday Trees challenge. 🙂

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These are the trees I see every day right around our house.

The first one is our front yard tree in the beginning of fall. The leaves have already started to turn yellow and fall to the ground. You can also see part of our sidewalk, and a weathered wood bench. One of our neighbors built the bench for us.

The next photos I took yesterday afternoon during a rain and hail storm. Lots of thunder, and rain, and the hail  was very loud, but not very big…about pea to marble sized.

There is the tree directly next door. You can see the mailbox in this one.

Then the big tree directly across the street from us. You can see part of their house.

Last tree is across from us, too.

Lots of green leaves, and we have had plenty of rain this year.

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© 2019 BS

Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4

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Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/thursday-inspiration-4/

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Today Paula has chosen this lovely photo for our inspiration to write something. Thanks, Paula!

To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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This week’s theme is rain and the picture is below.

Photo shows, blue sky, yellow flowers, and streaks of rain falling.

Photo credit: Daniel Borker

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RAIN CLOUDS

I asked her what she thought of clouds

All she said was moon

Pointing to a clear blue sky,

Would clouds be coming soon?

She knows the stars, the sun, the sky,

And the silvery moon catches her eye,

But where are the clouds, the clouds with rain?

She loves the rain, she hopes they’ll be stopping by.

She wants the rain, she loves the splatter, upon

The window pane.

On and on she continues to chatter, her happy refrain…

The rain…the rain…the rain…

The moon is great, the sun is fun,

The sky is certainly blue.

But, she wants rain, and only rain,

Nothing else will do.

You see she’s just a little girl…

You see…she’s only two.

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~ I wrote this poem in 2015 for my grand-daughter when she was two years old. (she’s 5 now)

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“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, the 2006 cover by Rod Stewart, of a song written by John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) in 1971. This one can be found on the album, “Still the Same…Great Rock Classics of Our Time”, by Rod Stewart.

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© 2019 BS

Feline Friday

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Feline Friday  

https://comedy-plus.com/2018/06/29/feline-friday-49/

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We visited the Kansas City Missouri Zoo last week, and saw all kinds of animals. It was a hot day, and this lioness was taking a nap in the shade. Just as we left the zoo, it came a big rain, so I’m sure it cooled everyone down, just as it did us. It was refreshing.

  

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© 2018 BS

Rain on the Plains

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Rain on the Plains 

This is a photo of when it rained here. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any rain around here. It seems if we do get any, it comes down a lot at once, then we go a long time before we get any more.

Here in the semi-arid region of west Texas and the south plains, rain, or the lack of it, is a main topic of conversation, everywhere you go. Everyone comments on us needing it, and will it ever rain again. It did rain for about 5 minutes a couple of weeks ago, but wasn’t even enough to measure. We still ran outside and marveled at it.

Some groups have prayer vigils for rain, others perform rain dances, and there has been times when the clouds were seeded with silver iodide or dry ice, to help bring the rain. We just never have enough.

At those times we do get a good rain, it causes flash flooding. A couple of those a year will be all we get. Our average rainfall for a year is only about 19 inches. That’s on a good year!

You can actually feel the relief people have when even a small amount of rain falls. People begin smiling more, and are animated and energetic again. Lots of times we run outside, just to feel the rain on us, after being without for so long. Then the next day, everyone will ask “Did it rain at your house?”, because sometimes it is hit or miss.

Rain clears the air of all the dusty, sandstorms, and seems to clear everyone’s head from the monotonous dryness of this area.

So, I’ve been thinking of songs that mention rain. Here are a few. Can you think of others? Rain is a very popular topic in all genres of songs.

  • “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by B.J. Thomas
  • “Rhythm of the Rain” by the Cascades
  • “November Rain” by Guns ‘n Roses
  • “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor
  • “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • “A Hard Rain’s a’Gonna Fall” by Bob Dylan
  • “Rainy Night in Georgia” by Brooks Benton
  • “Purple Rain” by Prince
  • “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenters
  • “Rain on the Roof” by the Lovin’ Spoonful
  • “Kentucky Rain” by Elvis Presley

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note – I wrote this back in April, 2014 on my other blog, with a couple of updated parts. Every year is about the same in the amount of rain we get.

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© 2017 BS

Thunderstorm – Weekly Weather

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Thunderstorm – Weekly Weather

This Week’s Challenges: September 24 – 30 (OWPC, & WW)

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This week we are featuring thunderstorms.

Here’s some dark storm clouds, and then the rain came pouring down.

A thunderstorm is how it feels and looks like when you are in a car wash.

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© 2017 BS

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 26/17

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Todays SOCS is supposed to begin with the prompt word ‘When’. Join in the challenge and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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When I saw this on FB I wanted to save it, because what a week it has been. Actually, less than a week from the eclipse to the hurricane. Wild!

I hope anyone in Hurricane Harvey’s path is staying safe.

from “Texas Country Music Concerts” https://www.facebook.com/TxCMC/

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When we looked at the sky on Monday, we thought we might see a bit of the eclipse. We were supposed to have about 75 percent of it here. But, the day was overcast and the clouds were pretty thick. We took a photo, but there was just a bright spot in amongst a bunch of clouds. We have since had some rain, with thunder and lightning, but not from the hurricane. We’re a bit too far north to get any effects from it. Now, we do get some of the outflow from hurricanes, when they are on the west side of Mexico. They usually bring a lot of rain to us here.

When we were in south Texas, close to Corpus Christi, there was one predicted to hit, but it changed directions or something. Everyone was getting prepared beforehand, though, just in case.

When we were in south Texas, too, there was an eclipse. We were on the edge of totality, I think. This was 1984, if I remember. That time everything got pretty dark that mid morning, and the streetlights came on. It looked very eerie.

When we were in Japan, we were in a Catagory 5 Typhoon. That was Typhoon Tip. We had trees blown down, and lots of rain.

When extreme weather is happening anywhere, I really am interested in it all. I think that is because of the F5 Tornado I was in here, in 1970.

When I looked out the back door just now, I see that it is pouring down rain!

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© 2017 BS

ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – DID I JUST HEAR THAT?

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – DID I JUST HEAR THAT?

“The sun is being regurgitated.”

“The clouds will start to coagulate…”

“…wear your rain sufficient dressing…”

I’m lumping these one liners together, because they all came from television weather newscasters in the last couple of days. What they said really made us do a double-take, and ask, “Did I just hear that?” We had to laugh!

On viewing the eclipse, one national weather news person remarked, “The sun is being regurgitated.” This was after totality, and the sun became visible again.

Our local weather person, just ad-libbing during the weather report, said the following on two different days. “The clouds will start to coagulate together to bring us rain.” and “Make sure you wear your rain sufficient dressing today.”

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For One Liner Wednesday – https://lindaghill.com/2017/08/23/one-liner-wednesday-were-wild-here/

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© 2017 BS

GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 12/17

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Today’s prompt word for SOCS is ‘guess’. To join in, and also see other entries, click the above link.

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Guess what? I don’t know what to write about, today.

Guess what? It is pouring down rain, at the moment. It wasn’t a few minuets ago, when I went out to feed the cats. Maybe they got a bite or two before it started raining.

Guess what? Family from out of state are here visiting.

Guess what? Whatever we find to do today, it will be done in the rain…unless it stops raining.

Guess what? I’ve already had my morning coffee, and now I’m drinking iced tea.

Guess what? I probably should go get something on besides my pjs, in case we find something to do, or somewhere to go…in the rain.

Guess what? I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

EMERGENCY -TWITTERING TALES # 41

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EMERGENCY – TWITTERING TALES # 41

Twittering Tale #41 – 18 July 2017

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This is a fun challenge, hosted by Kat. Write a story in 140 characters or less, using the photo prompt. See details, and other entries by clicking the above link. 🙂

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EMERGENCY

Emergency!
This urgent notice from Toyland Central…
Child has turned water hose onto toy cars!
Evacuate immediately!

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character count = 115

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© 2017 BS

FRIENDLY FILL-INS 6/30/17

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS 6/30/17

https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/06/friendly-fill-ins-week-60.html

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. My next ___________________ will be _____________.
  2. Fireworks__________________________.
  3. Freedom ___________________________.
  4. This week, I am thankful __________.

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  1. My next blog post will be this afternoon.
  2. Fireworks are so pretty, but dangerous. Be safe everyone! Happy 4th of July!
  3. Freedom to write and say what we want on our blogs, is wonderful. We should never take freedom of speech and the press for granted.
  4. This week, I am thankful because we had a bit of rain. We needed it. I think the weekend will bring more.

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© 2017 BS