If you’ve never lived where there was so little rain and where it’s so hard to keep anything alive – grass, fruit trees, vegetables, to trying to keep bird baths filled and tubs with water for the wildlife . . you’ll never know how much rain is appreciated. Having grown up and lived most of my young adult life in southwest Louisiana, where it rains almost every day, I had heard about droughts and knew how devastating they could be but really didn’t grasp the difficulty of living in an area that never gets enough rain. I’ll never look at rain the same way again. I’ll always appreciate it and hopefully, if I ever live where there’s too much rain, I’ll be able to appreciate that there are places that would give so much to have an abundance of rain.
When I left physical therapy today, I had about a 20 mile trip home but I stopped at Aldi, stopped to fill up the car with gas and came home.
As I was l leaving physical therapy, the sky was very dark. As I was putting my groceries in the car in town, the sky was even darker. As I was leaving from getting gas, a few raindrops fell on my car.
I got home and this is what the sky looked like. I hurried and put the groceries in the shop fridge, ran to the house to let the dogs out, planned to go get eggs but the rain got here before I made it to the chicken coop. It was a heavy drizzle. Hopefully there’s more for us but I the towns to our west and north got heavy rains.