Tag Archives: Rain

No Complaints

If I called today bliss I’d be remiss It’s Monday, after all The weekend had the gall To end far too early Leaving me feeling surly Yet I shan’t complain There’s not a drop of rain No Texas-size flood here … Continue reading

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Harenochiame – 晴後雨 はれのちあめ

An outdoor June wedding in the Pacific Northwest is always a crap shoot. You pick a date and hope the weather cooperates, or else don’t care whether it does or not. If a little rain (or an impending thunder storm) … Continue reading

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Living Water

I’m a prickly pear cactus living in this hot Mojave Desert They call my home Death Valley for good reason Life-giving water is scarce but I know how to survive When the rains come I store up this treasure deep … Continue reading

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April’s Almost Gone

Iris are blooming New flowers are in their pots The rain comes and goes April has flown by so fast May flowers and sun at last

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

The skies are gray But not ominous Bring life-giving rain The promise of Colorful blooms Greens of summer Sunny days ahead

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Sweet Scent of Rain

The wafting scent of petrichor Will remind me forevermore Of streets lined with eucalyptus Where my friends and I played, thus Those were the days of fun and cheer Memories that I hold so dear Before, before the terror came … Continue reading

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Sea of Umbrellas

They aren’t Oregonians, that’s for sure. This sea of umbrellas must be somewhere that people are afraid of melting or that a little rain will mess up their perfectly coiffed hair. One hundred percent chance of rain—real drenching rain, not … Continue reading

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