Sunday, June 24, 2007

Raindrops on Peonies, Whiskers on Kittens

...OK, so it is the wrong song! (Indiana peonies)
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"Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~ Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "April Rain Song"
In Spring, when the rain comes, the humidity is pulled out of the air and condensed into droplets that fall on our gardens; we are left with a cool refreshing feeling. The sparkling droplets on this peony tell the story of life; of thirst, of thunder, of water and relief and and adorn each petal like diamonds. These are the rains I love, the drenching, slow, soaking rains that feed the earth.

Not so with the Summer rain that seems to add as much water to the air as it releases with hot steam rising off the sun baked pavement. The air after the rain is as muggy and heavy and oppressive as before and we feel its weight. No, I don't care for the Summer rains, except as relief for the flowers. Give me those cooling, refreshing rains of Spring.

Submission for SeeItSunday topic "rain".

News Update: Mom has been in the hospital for a week now. For a while it looked as if they might have to go back in to her knee incision and irrigate and debride the wound. However, it looks as if she had some excessive bleeding into the soft tissue that is resolving slowly but steadily. Antibiotics have been given as she did have some fever and blood is a perfect culture medium. (Sorry to those who are grossed out by medical language.) If he is satisfied with her progress, she will likely be transferred back to the rehabilitation facility on Monday for at least two weeks there. Basically, she is bored.

The house closing is still set for Friday so this week is going to be hysterical. Nyssa and I bought rugs, room size rugs for the downstairs so the furniture in storage can be moved in. I can't remember what it looks like, the furniture so this should be fun. Walk through is Tuesday or Wednesday. I have many phone calls to make and estimates for fencing to get and I must, really must hear those magical words.... "the loan is approved and set"... no later than Tuesday!

I feel stomach knots coming on again. Rug pictures and story will follow sometime this week!

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