Monday, May 17, 2010

The Rain Came!

"Irish Blessing"
“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.”
five years of drought causes great rejoicing when The Rain Comes and last night it came, our plants are all reaching for the sky and shouting hallelujah.

Remember The Stick I showed you in a past blog? if you missed it CLICK HERE
Below is the stick as it looks today, the above photo is  the leaves from the top. the plant will be as tall as 12 feet and no stick visible.

“God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”
“Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”
See sidebar for what our precious little pineapple today.


DawnTreader said...

That rainbow quote is so true and yet rainbows are so rare! Come to think of it, the whole weather thing is not really fair. Some places too hot and dry, others too cold and wet...

I bought half a fresh pineapple in the store today. Every time I see one now I think of you! ;)

George said...

I'm surprised any of your plants have survived five years of drought. But isn't it amazing how quickly they bounce back after a good rain?

Stacey Dawn said...

Great quotes - that rainbow one is one of my favorite's and has been for many, many, many years....!!

photowannabe said...

The rain is certainly wonderful but not on my BBQ Sunday!
I love seeing the plants reach for their nourishment and thrive.
I really like your quotes and photos you have created to go with them. Beautiful work.

Ginny said...

Your pineapple is looking quite cute tody. And the leaves are really pretty. It is raining here, supposed to rain till Wednesday night. A flood warning has been issued. Your comment just CRACKED ME UP!!!! Phil heard me laughing from clear down the hall and wanted to know what was so funny! I had to read it to him. Not many trucks, we took an alternate route from the scary Rt. 81. One of the few trips where nothing scared me.

Ginny said...

Just happened to be reading your comment again when I was checking for new ones. You're so good when you're so bad!!

SquirrelQueen said...

The 'stick' is looking good, a little rain and sunshine can do wonders for plants. Hopefully your drought years have come to an end and the plants can thrive. We are coming into summer so rain will be scarce now until fall.

The little pineapple is still so cute. I am really enjoying watching it grow.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Sandra.... The 'stick' is lookin' good!!!!!! Quite a change.... Glad you got some rain also. BUT--you know what comes when it rains don't you????? MORE WEEDS.... ha ha

Have a good Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

am an early bird also but i have seen mind blowing sunsets, expecially in 1979. keith and were married may 19th at manatee beach. the sunsets blew your mind and one lasted from 7:30 until 10:00 pm. people lined the beach watching, alot of us were crying from the awesome beauty of GOD'S great and powerful sunsets. we have never seen any since that could equal that year. also saw mind blowing sunrises that year also. definitely an early bird but night can bring some of his great beauty. your pictures were outstanding of the night bloomers, mother-in- love had a night bloomer but not as beautiful as your pictures. barbara

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is fantastic..these quotes are terrific as well! I love to see new groth. When I started reading the evening rain intensified (we get a lot)! How's so refreshing. I still can't get over your header!

Kilauea Poetry said...

That link wasn't working but I may have seen it. I'll check back-

Krista said...

Wow, thank God for rain! It has been raining all day here too which is good because our forest fire danger rating was really high!