June 13, 2013

Oh Sweet Water!

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In the world of the desert, rain is reality changing.  When you live in the desert long enough your nose becomes like a scent hound for the notes of water.  When it rains the air is filled with the scent of water and earth and the dusty, sagey pastels of hte desert are transformed into vibrand gold, red, chocolate brown and the all surrounding evergreen. Teh sagebrush shows it's silver and I swear that you can feel the Earth's appreciation.

In the destruction of a three year drought, this kind of fat, heavy, day-long rain makes me giddy.  It may as well be Christmas for all the bubbly joy coursing through my blood today.  The fire is lit. The spice of incense is in the air. Warm lamps contrast the gray-blue sky of clouds.  Somehow weather is more glorious in the  mountains. 

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5 comments:

Jo said...

It has been so hot and smokey the last few days that the storm that came through today was most welcome. Sadly it came with a 30 minute hail storm, my garden is thrashed. The chickens fled in a panic while the kids squealed with excitement watching the hail come down. I love how you can feel and smell the rain coming, it is amazing.

Kim said...

I live in the desert too, in Southern California. I would be as giddy as you if we got some rain, in fact last week we got some rain "drops", and nothing more and I was running around like a kid, so happy!

(I believe I found your blog from the comments section of either "hopecentric" or "Mommypotamus" but... I might be wrong).

Kim said...

I live in the desert too, in Southern California. I would be as giddy as you if we got some rain, in fact last week we got some rain "drops", and nothing more and I was running around like a kid, so happy!

(I believe I found your blog from the comments section of either "hopecentric" or "Mommypotamus" but... I might be wrong).

Laura said...

Do you have a new blog? Missing your posts and updates. :)

Aimée LeVally said...

I've been contemplating a new blog, but really I've just been writing on paper this year. I've felt resistant to electronics, and have been spending a lot of time eye-balling our life and all of our choices. Trying to make sure we're still on the right path.