Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Why l love Rain

We have had some rain and thunder storms this week they are quite the event here in TX. They are BIG,loud and can be dangerous, like most of TX, but I love it!!
1.I love the clouds changes will it rain or not?


2.Oh yes, I love the anticipation of a big storm.


3.It will help heal the earth of the punishing affects of the TX sun.

4.It replenishes our small streams and lakes.

5.Driving is not fun.

6.And everything is muted and grey.

7. So it gives a good excuse to stay inside and read a fun book.

Then comes the beauty after.
8. The beauty and AWE of rainbows.

9.The showcasing droplets on our plantings.

10.The mud that can be fun.

11.The nourishment to life--water for the plants and beauty for the soul.


12.The beauty of it moving out ...


13...is just as beautiful as it moving in. We need it- it comes wet, loud and the earth is clean and refreshed, - it leeaves. I am grateful, I love rain.

That was 13, but when it freezes(so rarely here) I love it too. Can you believe winter and Christmas are only 2 months away?

65 comments:

karen said...

great pics!!!!

Christine said...

I feel a little silly for admitting this, but I got a little teary eyed looking at all those wonderful pictures! I'm in Arizona, so I know of the thunderstorms you speak of...yet we don't get them very often! Our monsoon seasons have been pretty pitiful lately.

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics!

Xakara said...

Gorgeous pictures of the sky. We've been getting storms in the Midwest but all during the dark of night where they couldn't be visually appreciated it. I loved seeing your photos to make up for it. :)

Happy TT

~X

Amazing Gracie said...

Rain is my very favorite weather condition. I always joke around that I should live in Seattle instead of a desert! We're desperately in need of rain, too and it will be so nice to see. I was priviledged to see one of your southern storms several years back. I was amazed at the amount of lightening and thunder! I loved it!!!
Thanks for the beautiful photos...

jenn said...

Amazing pictures. The one of the rose is beautiful!
Happy TT!

Hootin'Anni said...

Love the rain...yes, but for me----NO SNOW

Beautiful photos! Great captions [is the Fanny Flagg book any good? I've been tempted to pick up her newest]

My T T is published, won't you drop by?

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photos! Those sound like good reasons to like rain.

Coco said...

Amazing pictures! Very lovely TT :)

Terri said...

Great pictures. I like the cozy feeling of being inside while it storms away outside.

Sniz said...

Very poignant and creative! Nicely done! Thanks for visiting my TT too!!

Ladybird said...

beautiful!
I have an aunt in Houston.

Christy said...

Great photos. Sometimes I love rain when it is warm and refreshing. Other times not so much...I don't like the frigid rain you get when it is too warm to snow.

Cora Zane said...

Oh my, I love the rain. The kids get tired of it pretty fast, but I'm sure their appreciation with develope with age. :) This is a fantastic T13, btw. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Thursday ^_^

scooper said...

I love your TT's. I love the pics with the one line blurb.

nikko said...

Great pictures. Did you take them all on Monday when we got the rain?

Magpie said...

Nice photo essay.

Leigh said...

I love the pics! Happy T13!

Nap Warden said...

What a great way to do a TT! Love the pictures!!!

MamaArcher said...

great photos! I LOVE the rain too!!

Cecily R said...

What a great photo essay! I lived in Texas when for several of my elementary school years. One of my favorite memories was a flood. Our backyard had these huge pits (that drove my mom crazy)that filled with water. It was so warm that my sister and I "swam" for hours.

I didn't realize you would know "Love is Spoken Here". It's nice to know that about you! =)

Nancy J. Bond said...

Rain can be a healing thing, whether it be for the earth or the soul. :) Wonderful TT -- thx for your visit this week!

Ann Aguirre said...

Wow. 1 and 12 are simply gorgeous. Worthy of being put in a lovely frame and hung on the wall.

julia said...

delightful! We (in IL) just got a thunderstorm yesterday and are expecting an even bigger series of storms today. Enjoy the rain!

Sassy said...

Gorgeous Pictures. We are supposed to get some storms today here in Alabama. Happy TT!!

Hootin'Anni said...

I just read a comment left by 'cat' and she is saying you're her sister. Would you tell her I wanted to drop by her blog but there was nothing to direct me to there from her profile page.] Tell her thanks for visiting. I'd appreciate it.

Aline de Chevigny said...

LOL I disagree since I hate rain LOL but I do love your pictures.
Great TT

Aline

Morgan St. John said...

I LOVE the rain! Wonderful pictures.

tanabata said...

Those are lovely photos! I especially love #8 and #12! I love thunderstorms too, and snow! :)

Shaunda said...

WOW, love the pictures...

amypalko said...

What beautiful photos. I live in Scotland and we get a lot of rain! It can be easy to grow disaffected by it, so it's good to read a post like this which reminds me to see the positive in the rain.
Thanks for visiting my TT, btw.

Vixen said...

Great TT. I love rain also. I can't believe its only two months till Christmas....

Happy TT

colleen said...

I hope this gratitude for rain acts as a rain dance and brings some one. It's so trying right now and we need it so badly here.

Paisley Scott said...

WOW what gorgeous pics! I LOVE rain and thunderstorms. I loved this whole visual essay. Lovely!
Super T13!
~hugs,
Paisley

ellen b said...

Love this TT. The photos are marvelous... enjoy.

Patti said...

I absolutely love the sound of the rain. And love walking in the rain ... if it's warm! :) Great TT!

soleil said...

those are some good reasons to love rain. i don't like rain so much but i do enjoy a good storm with lightning and thunder. as long as i am indoors. :) it's definitely a good time to curl up under blankets with a book and some hot tea or chocolate.

impworks said...

Great pictures although we've had so much rain this year I'm enjoying the dry spell we've had since yesterday today.

Great TT :-)

Quietmom said...

What a Great TT! Love all the pictures and I love the rain too!

Amanda said...

beautiful pictures, happy Thursday!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Gorgeous pictures! And that you can appreciate the beauty of a storm -- I had a hard reminder this summer of how much I've stopped appreciating storms. Once again, I love them.

Thanks for the (latest) reminder!

Happy TT; thanks for stopping by!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Some lovely shots there. We've had a severe drought for the past few years, so I looked at your rain shots with envy!!

Cecily R said...

Congratulations on your calling! My husband and I have been in the Primary together for almost three years now and before that I was the Primary chorister for three years (I MISS that calling). I think maybe the P word is stamped across my forehead!

J. Lynne said...

Nice pictorial. :)

The Gal Herself said...

#8 is my favorite. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Goofy Girl said...

Ohh I like the stormy pictures, Ican even hear the rumbling in the distance!

Mama Pajama said...

This was an absolutely beautiful post! Great job!

sheryl said...

Nice pics. I love rain too...we've had so little of it this year...so glad we got a little bit this past week and hope we have more on the way.
PS...I'm just about to put up a post about you Texans...I think you'll like it ;)

Sleeping Mommy said...

I love the rain too. Thanks for visiting my 13 today!

http://sleepingmommy.com/?p=383

Terra said...

I know you have heard this several times, but those are some really beautiful pictures. I love watching the rain too. Of course I wouldn't say I love it, as I live in Wyoming and the rain is SO cold here!

Regina said...

Awesome pics! I love rain storms, snuggle up, read a book just relax. That picture of the rose was BEAUTIFUL! That should be on a greeting card!

Blessings!

Megan said...

Beautiful pics!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, happy TT! =)

kristinaQ said...

Great photos -- I especially love the one of the rose and # 13 ...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Wolfie said...

Wow..!! The photos are very nice.. I like to sleep thru a rainy day..hehe...

Danielle said...

That was absolutely beautiful! Lightening is my favorite part of a thunderstorm, although the rainbows are nice too!

We need so bad...our yard is all cracked and dry too. And all it did was sprinkle a bit today!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I too love the rain but I love the way you put it. That rose is so beautiful and so red, my favorite color.
Thanks for the visit.

Danica/Dream said...

Wow, those are awesome pics!!

madamspud169 said...

I used to like the rain too till I got arthritis, now it just gives me pain. But I do like being indoors, in the warm & comfy listening to rain patter on the window.

Ornery's Wife said...

I, too, love the rain. Sitting on a covered porch outside, huddled beneath a blanket to keep dry and watching the forces of nature is refreshment to my soul!

Found you on David McMahon's blog. Great TT!
TM

Tink said...

Wonderful pictures! I don't dislike rain too.
Thanks for visiting my fungi slideshow TT. They need rain too! :-)

I have a good life said...

What a popular friend I have! 59 comments? 60 now with mine! I love rain here in TX also. Heard about your calling even though we were gone Sunday. Good luck. You will be incredible. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you out. :)

Nicholas said...

And then there's the after-rain smell too!

Gloria said...

I second nicholas's opinion--after rain smell! That's what I like best about rain. Oh, and also when you say it's a perfect excuse to stay in and read. Sooo nice to read with a hot cuppa while the rain is lashing down outside. Mmmmm...

LadyBanana said...

Lovely photo's.. very moody!

Christine said...

What a great TT! Love all the photos as it gives me a quick snapshot (pardon the pun) on what life is like in your corner of the world.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend, XINE

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sweet storm series. Love the foggy meadow scene with the trees and the rose and the great sky--cool shots.