excitement and hope fill the air
as billowy clouds build and winds gust
neighbors gather outside to witness a miracle
the prospect of rain a pungent prayer
skies darken with immense clouds, and then it begins
blessed rains pour from the sky as if from a spigot
birds sing, humans rejoice, and trees sigh
gratitude dancing in our hearts
This rainstorm last week was the peak thrill of our summer. The extreme heat and dry weather continue and have kept me indoors much more than usual. This one brief downpour was the only rain we’ve had in two months. The grass is brown and bone dry, with wilting bushes, and tree leaves turning brown and dropping to conserve energy. I’m missing nature, exercise, and fresh air, while very grateful for my air conditioning. I feel bad for those who are facing this heat without AC.
Gratitude and joy fill our hearts as the rains begin.
Thank you God nature spirits.
May you bring relief to our parched lands and souls.