water retention, clouds

Awesome Stories 387

This week Awesome Stories brings you environmental leadership. Costa Rica Aims For a Home Run Costa Rica continues to be an environmental leader in the Carribean and much of the world. They passed a ban on the razing of mature forests in 1996. Then Costa Rica set aside 25% of their lands as nature preserves, parks,…

rain, play, poetry

Splish Splash Bath

Splish Splash Bath ~ splish splash I was taking a bath wind and rain goin’ on the warpath got me shaking in my boots they’re tearing out my roots better to hide inside than jive lest we lose the joy of being alive oh me oh my, the rain is hard  stuck inside with my…

Gazi, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 366

This week Awesome Stories brings you bionic drumming, compassionate care, and healing waters. Driven by Compassion Gazi Jalaluddin grew up with extreme poverty, where he and his family often didn’t have enough to eat or money to go to school like many of his fellow villagers. Gazi started pulling rickshaws at 13, and later learned to drive a…

water, flow, rain

Sweet Waters

Sweet Waters ~ rain pours from the sky sweet waters flood the land rivers sing with joy ~ After a long hot and dry spell, clouds swelled, the skies opened and rain poured over our area yesterday. Thankfully, the rivers are flowing, the flowers are perky and the grass is green again. It’s amazing how…

summer storms, poetry

Summer Storms

Summer Storms summer storms erupting thunder and lightning dance across the sky the skies crackling with energy winds howling, testing my strength ~ fear building as my mind races the path is dark and cloudy doubts choking my energy the storm continues to build ~ Image from www.landscapehdwalls.com This poem speaks to the emotional storms as…

rain, gardens, poetry

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens   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…

King's River, flowing, poetry

Splish Splash

Splish Splash rain cascading down rivers surging and flooding lessons in flowing ~ Image from Dan Daniel kayaking the King’s River. I really want to get out kayaking while the waters are surging. Be safe and have fun!

rainy reflections

Rainy Reflections

Rainy Reflections Like much of the mid-west and mid-south, we are having lots of rain. In fact, we’re having record-breaking amounts with many areas flooding, but we are simply very soggy. My garden seems to be enjoying all the rain. During a break in the rains, I wandered the yard to see what I could photograph.…