Rain Gardens

Rain Gardensrain, gardens, poetry


For the second month, we are having high volumes of rain. My flowers, bushes and grass are thriving. Mowing seems to be my occupation and I’m starting to feel the impact of the weather like when I lived in Portland. After a certain number of days without sunshine, I start to feel lethargic, closed-in and even depressed. I’ve considered moving back to the Northwest for its milder climate and beauty, but this is a good reminder of how challengingΒ all the gray weather is for me.

The thing to do… is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all, may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing. ~ Maya Angelou

Meanwhile, my flowers are thrivingΒ and they bring me joy, so I’ll start working on those rainbows!rain, gardens, poetry

roses are red

the garden is fed

violets are blue

morning glories too

your beauty is waking

my heart is quaking


rain, flowers, beautyrain, garden, beauty



43 thoughts on “Rain Gardens

  1. Wow, Brad! Your garden sure looks happy! I understand about the drab gray affecting your mood. I’ve been back up north for five days…and only one of them was sunny and warm!! It can get to you…I love your post. It brightened my day, friend, thank you!! Hang in there…the sun will shine soon ❀

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  2. It’s all grey and cloudy here in Helsinki too Brad! And they promise lots of rain tomorrow. I know what you mean about feeling hemmed in when the sun doesn’t shine. I feel like a spider clawing my way up the wall when it’s pitch black here in November! πŸ˜€ Which brings us to the big question of when to move and when to stay? And why? And the wisdom to know the difference. But like you said, in the meantime, let’s bloom where we’re planted and make some rainbows! To gardens and lots of sunshine. Happy Mid-summer! Sharon

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    • Indeed Sharon, you’ve tapped into the bigger question for me of when and if to move. This place has been very challenging for me, yet I don’t have clarity of where or why to move. So I do the best I can to bloom where I am. Thanks for sharing your love and wisdom, making the journey a little brighter.
      blessings to you and yours πŸ™‚

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  3. This made me smile.
    So great when we have that ‘aha moment’. Appreciate the new perspective it’s a rainbow blessing to us all. Great story πŸ™‚

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  4. Brad your garden is looking well and thriving.. Today here in the UK grey skies and rain. But the flowers bloom.. They continue to give their best what ever the weather. So too we learn that the rainbows are worth all of the grey skies.. πŸ™‚

    Blessings for a wonderful week.. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Mitza. All the rain has really helped my garden. Sorry about the glitches on your site. If it was your latest flower post. I simply expressed how beautiful the flowers and colors are. πŸ™‚
      Have a beautiful day! blessings, Brad

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  5. Looks good. My garden is struggling here too, nearly into July in the North of the UK and still not a decent days sunshine ! Keep on doing the sun dance hey!

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  6. You’re quite the magician with that garden, B. Look at it thriving under your loving watch – with a little help from the sky. Yes, I completely understand how you feel when the sun holds out. I now do the dishes in the morning when the sun stares me straight through that window for my morning chi, Vit D, and my circadian rhythm. I like what you did in the first 4 lines of the poem, too. =)

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  7. Thanks Diana. You give me too much credit on the garden, it is mostly rain, sun and nature doing her thing. That sounds like a great routine for your morning chi! I’ll take your praise on my poetry!
    hugs or smiles if that’s too touchy for you! XD


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