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Monday, May 12, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Isn't it a shame that you can't bottle up and store some of the incessant springtime rain and save it for dry, dusty days of July ? Sometimes it seems that all it does is rain in Pittsburgh and it looks like this week is going to be one of those times. I swear, I think you really can sit and watch the grass grow - and just be sitting five minutes.

But I shan't complain too much, for the rain also bring a lush, verdant look to the entire yard and garden. Of course some of that lushness is the weeds but we will overlook them for the moment. Instead, let's focus on how beautiful blossoms can be with the raindrops settling on them like a summer's dew. And how the rain makes the ferns and mosses thrive. And you can't have rainbows without rain. Well, you can't have them without sun either and unfortunately we don't have any sun right now.

I guess what I am trying to say is that if circumstances beyond your control (like the weather) force you to not accomplish what you had planned to do (work outside in the yard/garden) don't sit and sulk about it. Find the beauty in situation - there's always some there. And use the time to do something else that you've been putting off because of all the yard work. Like reading a book, working on a craft project, writing a letter, posting in your blog, maybe even some housework. That's what I am going to do. There's always tomorrow for the weeding. And with the rain, the may be bigger but they may also pull out a little easier.

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