We Got Rain! Cue Gene Kelly Singin’ In The Rain.


Yesterday thankfully Hurricane Issac got his rain-filled self up to Missouri and gently and consistently dropped a little over two inches of rain all day on the Tiny Ten. We hadn’t had rain since the first week of May. I have been sad. Sad for the farmers and people that raise livestock, sad for the wildlife and sad for us. I have been cranky. I have been hot. There were other issues too. I have been neglectful in commenting and blogging because I didn’t think I could keep my cranky and whining self from being a depressing pain in the butt. So, I stayed quiet. Yesterday I sat on the porch with CH and at 4:30 we had wine time and I smiled because I think we may have turned the corner on this drought and heat. Fingers crossed. The new Teva sandals that Big Brown brought right before wine time helped with the smile too. We watched Suzy and Mr. Suzy Brown Squirrel cavort in the rain Under the Oaks. Fall is on the way. I picked up my camera and clicked for the first time since May. Today is the first day of September, my birthday month. I don’t think I want to be quiet no more!

76 thoughts on “We Got Rain! Cue Gene Kelly Singin’ In The Rain.

  1. Wahooooooooo! Now that’s a WAHOOOO because you got rain AND a WAHOOOOO that you’re BACK in the blogosphere. You’ve been missed. Anyway, we have had a bit of rain too and while it’s too late for many of the Virginia crops, others haven’t blinked an eye and the farmers markets are still in business around here. Isaac will be arriving here in the next day or so….that will also help of course. So this is YOUR birthday month too huh? Same here……and while I normally pay ZIP attention to the calendar reminding me I’m older, this is a “significant” birthday for me this year so I’m pouting. Wanna cheer each other up? I’ll have a glass of wine to you and you can do likewise…..deal?

    Pam (and Sam of course)

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  2. I am certainly glad you are back! I know the family in MO said there was some rain, so I was hoping you had gotten some! Welcome back, and if you ever need to just whine, that’s okay too! Missed you!

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  3. I’m so glad to hear you finally got rain–and you’ll be blogging again! I, too, thought of you every time we got rain, wondering if any had found its way to you. One month of hot/dry was enough for me, I can’t imagine the entire summer. It’s hard to keep things alive/growing under that stress. I’m so glad you’re back!

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    1. Thank you Patti! We need to keep the rain coming, I am going to try to stay positive. They expect us to stay in drought conditions at least thru November. We lost a lot of trees and bushes. Our tree guy is going to get rich off of us and our neighbors.

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  4. Hey, Pix! Good to see you back, girlfriend! Wonderful news about the rain. When I heard that Isaac would travel out to the west of us, I was hoping some of my drought-stricken blogging friends would benefit. Happy that you’re feeling better, and looking forward to seeing you here in Blogland on a regular basis again!

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  5. You are always so cheerful, how dare you try and be more grouchy than me! 😉
    I am glad you are back and I hope the rain washes away the blue mood and anything else that might be bothering you.
    I love squirrels they are not common around here.

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  6. Sorry to hear about the hurricane’s havoc with your place.

    Anyway, I’ve miss the oaks so I hope you don’t mind if I rummage in it again. The greens never fail to amaze me and I needed that. 🙂

    Advance happy birthday! (Just so you know September is my month too.)

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  7. Well, hello Pix! I have often wondered where you have been the last few months. I’ve imagined you in tropical locations and jetting about from coast to coast. Never did I imagine you were home being cranky! I thought I was the only one that turned into a grouch because of the nasty dry summer. I’m glad Isaac brought you the much needed rain. The only thing we received from him was humidity and heat. I’m so ready for that first good cold snap. Glad you’re back.

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    1. Hi Deb! Jetting from coast to coast? No! We have been home all summer trying to keep the Oaks from dying. I am sorry you didn’t get rain from Issac. I hate summer. I am a Fall and early Winter gal. It might have been a good lesson in where we really want to live. Yes I had a terrible cranky on. CH deserves the Purple Heart for putting up with me. It was not pretty. We are suppose to get a cold snap this week after some more heat. I hope our cold front makes it to you. Nice to “see” you Deb!

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    1. Good Morning Sam! I am happy you got a bit of Issac. I didn’t realize your bit of country was parched. Missouri was looking like a blowtorch had been taken to it. We lost so many trees. Fall has got to be coming. I told CH I was afraid we were going to have triple digit heat for Christmas. It is like we have been living in the desert.

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  8. so glad you got rain. don’t you just love the sound of a good rainstorm hitting the house, the roof, the porch—and the delightful noise it makes when the rain and wind hit and move the leaves? oh and the way the air smells after a good soaking rain—lovely. PS—one of my all time favorite movie scenes is Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain…..COMPLETE joy!!!!

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  9. Enjoy the cooler temps and the rain. We are still waiting patiently. I have been feeding the squirrels and birds again this summer. (I usually only do winter feeds) The heat has been terrible. My hummingbirds stopped coming early in the summer just like last year?

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    1. The cool temps aren’t here yet and I won’t believe em till I walk out the door! We have three days of 98 before they show up. I understand your heat and drought now. It sucked the very life out of me this summer. I think the liquid in the hummer feeders gets too hot for them. We didn’t feed the hummers this year.

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  10. *waves a big happy hi* I heard the earth around me sigh in satisfaction as I sat on the porch this morning. I even saw a hummingbird dip its little beak into one of the buds of my roses valiantly trying to come back to life.

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    1. Yep I feel “happy” starting to come back to Missouri. How much are looking forward to that cold air making its way down here late week? The only bit of sadness I feel is that I believe we are going to lose moreof our oaks and it kills me to see the scorched tree canopy on the way to Jeff and Columbia. Surely all those trees can’t be dead.

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  11. Good to know that Pix! Cheers. Over here, it’s been two months since it started to rain. Still there.. 🙂

    Is that your home? Wow, very nice place to live. Sigh. 🙂

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  12. (Wasn’t sure if you subscribed to comments or not: the flowers at the side of my picture today are crepe myrtle blooms. Are you familiar with those trees? Thanks for commenting!)

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    1. Yes Dianna, we have 4 of them in the front flower bed. The crepe myrtles are the only things that made it thru the drought with flying lovely colors!! In your picture the bloom just looked like a lilac to me. Maybe I just wanted it to be a lilac this morning 😆

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    1. Thank Goodness! You have to get out and see the sights and sniff the air, right? We are still hot but it rained here yesterday morning again and we are suppose to start a cool down tommorow with a cold front coming in on Friday. I can hardly wait to pull some jeans and boots on.. 🙂

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  13. We have had a terribly dry summer too and finally got the rain we were so longing for.It is such a blessing after cracked dry soil and hot sleepless nights.Happy days are here again in Michigan!

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  14. Congrats on the rain. I got my fingers crossed this is a positive step forward into breaking the heat and the drought. Your wine time on the back porch sounds so relaxing.
    It’s great to see you posting again. I’ve been slack on my blogging. I’ve had several things going on and still do, so for now I blog when I can.
    Hope you have a pleasant day.
    🙂

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    1. EC we still can’t get some rain. It keeps missing us and I think most of Fall will be dry. We need it so bad! I think we will break the heat pattern but the drought is here to stay. Hope I am wrong, just what I have read. I am going to enjoy the cold front that is headed our way!

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  15. Hey, we didn’t know you had been away, as we have just met..but every one is so pleased you are back 🙂 Thank you for defending us Yesterday.. Pop over and see us some time..Were really stupid and just like a bit of fun. So pleased you have finally got some rain. We live in the UK, we normally have our umbrellas up..lol xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Thank you Mollie and Alfie. More rain came down yesterday, about an inch and more is suppose to come today. I took a short blog break that got to be a long blog break. I am an inconsistent blogger.. 🙂 I had fun reading the deliberations and comments related to the “crime”. Thank you for the visit and I will pop over to see you!

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  16. Beautiful edit of the photo of your home — and so happy you got some rain out of Isaac. We had our bout with the drought last year, and we do sympathize. I’m hoping you’ve gotten some more with the front that came through today.

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