Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunset after the rain

This weekend, our Earth Day was appropriately celebrated with some of the best rain we’ve had to date since arriving in Pennsylvania. It lasted through Friday night, Saturday, and most of Saturday night. I am so incredibly thankful for that sweet, soothing, succulent rain! You know the trees are stoked. What’s that I hear them saying? “Encore! Encore!!”

Now, with the sun setting, the earth is warm, humid, and everything smells of flowers. If you walk out there and close your eyes, all you know of the world is dampness, cherry blossoms and bird songs.


  1. Sounds like a glorious way to celebrate any day! Considering it is the day after earth day, it makes it even more special and fragrant too, I might add!

  2. i love your use of imagery, i can almost see, hear and smell the rain. good to know that your earth day ended on such a brilliant note.

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog, please feel free to do so anytime you want to.

  3. Oh, it was Barbara! The lilacs finally opened too, and the trees were generous enough to share a few boughs with me, so my home is filled with the wonderful fragrance of fresh blossoms!

    SpiceBear, welcome! Thanks for stopping in, and for your kind comments. I will be sure to return to your blog again - I appreciate your thoughtfulness. :)

  4. I know just the smell you mean. Wonderful!

  5. J’aime beaucoup celle-ci ainsi que votre récit.


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