Sunday, May 28, 2023

Blessed By Raindrops


Standing on the front porch, the sound of raindrops playing their music in my ears, I lifted the potted fern from the porch and out into the rain and stood watcing the fronds lifted toward the rain. 

Six minutes and the rain stopped. I snapped the photo on the right side below and stood watching as the sun painted the dark green the bright green the rain had brought.

This amazing phenomenon of rain turning to sun is the normal for Florida, we are in the sub tropics of the state only 40 miles from the tropics.
Hot sun and cool rain make everything grow like we live in a giant green house.

The normal rainfall comes almost every afternoon during the warm months, but for months we 
had no rain.

Sunshine and Shadows, two of my favorite things.
A few hours later the rain came once again, this time for an hour.
We received a total of 1.75 inches in two days.
Thank you, Lord.


Ginny Hartzler said...

The fern in the sun is gorgeous!!! And it loves the rain, I am so glad you ran outside and put it out. Let me know how your appointment went.

diane b said...

Sounds like Queensland. We love the rain too especially in summer. It's getting colder here now. Very cool mornings but lovely warm sunny days.Hope your medical went well. Bill is not well at the moment but haven't had a convincing diagnosis yet. Waiting for blood results next week.

CheerfulMonk said...

Hurray for the rain! And good luck with the doctor.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Hoooorrraaahhhhhh!!! And yes, best wishes for a clean slate this morning. YAM xx

Ann said...

Gotta love a good rain fall especially when it's followed by sunshine.

eileeninmd said...

YAY for the Rain. I know you plants were happy having the rain too.
The fern is lovely. I hope your doctor appt and blood work went well.
Take care, have a happy day!

DawnTreader said...

Lovely photos of your fern in both sun and rain! Glad you got some rain at last after all that drought.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Rain is great, the floods that occur so frequently of late, not so much! Hope the medical results are great.

Mevely317 said...

50(or so) shades of green! I love the fern's shadows.
We've no out-door plants, but I love to see the way my philo's leaves perk up when they're watered.

It wasn't until we moved to the Arizona desert I learned to appreciate rainfall.

My Mind's Eye said...

OH GOODNESS golden drops of rain.
Miss Fern is one happy lady too.
I love the reflections in the sun.
Yep you were right I love the color combo on the truck
And there was just enough(not too much) chrome to highlight the colors

Chatty Crone said...

Your fern is so pretty. So tell me when it rains - is it humid there?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the sound of rain. Used to love it at my dad's summer home. Glad you at least got 6 minutes of rain. Love all the photos.

photowannabe said...

So glad you got some rain and your ferns are happy too.
Hope this is a sign of more to come and your drought will be lessened.
On my way again to Lynne's for another Sunday stint until 5:30PM.
Praying the Sundowner's won't set in today.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra :=)
I know that I have missed something, perhaps in an earlier post but I too hope all will be well after you have seen a doctor. I'm so glad you are getting your usual rainfall at last, and would you believe it is pouring down here, and has been all afternoon.
All the best

Brian's Home Blog said...

Rain is good but sometimes we get too much of it all at one time, sort of like Florida.

Linda said...

I loved hearing your rain and your VOICE!!! Was this the first time I've heard you speak? I love it!

Betty Manousos said...

yay to the rain! so glad you got some rain, dear Sandra. beautiful photos of your ferns! xoxo

Betty Manousos said...

loved hearing your voice and the sound of rain pouring down. xoxo

Rose said...

Love the sunshine and shadows shots.