A vigorous spring rain makes it feel like all is right with the world.
Author Timothy Egan perfectly captured it in the title of his 1990 break-through book: The Good Rain. Which is exactly how I've felt about our will-it-never-end rain this past week.
I usually do a "celebrate the rain" blog post each spring, but this year I'm especially feeling it. We're coming off our 9th coldest winter on record and a record-breaking rainfall in February. Signs of spring are late and especially welcome.
|The first bloom on my camellia. Some years they start to flower in January.|
|Tiny raindrops cling to spring green chives shooting up in my garden.|
|Unfurling of skunk cabbage, a true sign of spring in a NW coastal forest.|
|The little guy on the right refused to smile for the camera. :)|
|Raindrops in puddles|
A good rain feels life-affirming. Falling asleep to a steady rain last night and waking up this morning to the same was like a balm to my soul.
|And I didn't have to imagine it last night.|
And how do you feel about rain?
Welcome to spring!
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