Sunday, March 25, 2007


The rain is over. I'd say finally, but any moisture is welcomed here in this parched area. Friday, right at 6:00 p.m. The skies got dark fast, and there was the beginnings of thunder. As it wound up, lightening began dancing around in the sky soon followed by the much closer peels of thunder. The wind was blowing furiously and at the height of this activity the rain started, but as it got going it turned into hail. The hail was small, pea sized or smaller, but it blustered in as if to show me that this was only the beginning. "Soon I'll catch my stride and there will be glorious storms." I watched from my place on the porch wrapped in one of my husbands large flannel jackshirts, sipping a cup of hot coffee. It was the first spring storm.

The storm settled down into a very nice steady rain. This nice steady rain did not stop until Saturday afternoon around 2:00 in the afternoon. I can't even tell you how long it has been since we had a real soaker like that. The rainbow was taken during another spring, years ago.

Today, Sunday, the 25th of March has dawned a beautiful day. The sun is bright, the shadows long and the thermometer reads 62 degrees. Yesterday I treated myself to reading a book. Novel by Lisa Gardner. Have enjoyed her work so far. Also rereading some of the samples of work by artist J.D. Hillberry, "Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil" His drawing techniques are supurb, and I want to refresh my thoughts for a part of the illustration I'm working on. He uses charcoal pencils along with the graphite pencils, and I find that hard to do. Am using it sometimes though, and it can be quite effective.

Will be working on one of the current illustrations for the Adoption Series today. Need to hustle. But that is normal. I am also typing up all the poems for our Poetry Club Chap Book. There is no rush on that, but it doesn't take long. There are five submitted poems for each club member, and one member at a time goes pretty quickly. A break from drawing when needed. I need to get enough time to do at least another page on a website I'm working on. The fun is never done!

Make yourself a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Wow! We had not even an inkling of any storm like you had - some clouds did go over every day, and had a few drops on the window - that may have been Friday night. It sounds wonderful.
Enjoyed reasing what's happening with you. I reread the poem The Guest every time I check your blog. Its really cute. I'll be back!! Love, Lynn

Judith Angell Meyer said...

I'll tell you that I was surprised. Really unusual for us here. It really was wonderful. And I have an added bonus. My bedroom has a "cathedral" ceiling made of redwood, and you can hear the rain almost as well as when you are camping in a tent out in the woods. So after enjoying the bluster on the porch, I can snuggle under lots of covers and let the sound of the rain lullaby me to sleep.

I am very blessed, and should never ever forget that.

Everyone seems to enjoy that little poem. I will be reading it at poetry club April 7th. It certainly logged what I did that day!! I hope you will be back. You are my only fan!!

Love, Judy

Anonymous said...

Hi, just checking. Thanks for the note. That was really nice to find. I love the rain on the roof too. My bedroom at the lodge was like that. Sometimes it rained so long there and the sloshing sounds I thought I was in a boat. The studio roof has the sound of rain more than the rest of the house. You need to pass Gizmo's picture around at poetry group when you read the poem. No, I don't get many comments on my blog either.
Love, Lynn

Judith Angell Meyer said...

I don't think I'd appreciate "sloshing sounds" I'd be up checking the water level!

This is really pretty funny. I even got the pictures out to show Gizmo around. The next day I had the "duh" moment. The poetry club meeting is AT MY HOUSE this time, and Gizmo can just sit in their laps for show and tell!!

As for comments on your blog ... hey ... I'm trying!!

Love, Judy

Sis said...

The rainbows are fantastic! Wow!
As having been a person who has often sat on that porch in all sorts of weather I can say it worth the time spent there enjoying the scenery and the company, even if it's my Sister! LOL There's a bit of God and peace on that ol' porch. Get a chance, go try a cup and a visit!

Judith Angell Meyer said...

I'd have thought you might have seen that picture before. But I have lots of pictures, and who knows what I might have sent. I know I sent it to the weather station and it was on their picture list for a while.

What a nice comment on the porch. I'm glad that you have enjoyed it as much as we have. You hit the nail on the head, and thanks for the recommendation for others to give it a try.

Even if I am your sister!!!

I love you,