Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I Love a Rainy Day!

These days I am very thankful for even the smallest shower to quench the thirst of my garden, and provide me with a break from my watering routine. A day when the rain pours steadily all day is purely an invitation from Mother Nature to toss my usual routine out the door and relax. When one of these deliciously lazy days comes my way, I treat myself to a cup of cinnamon-flavored coffee, a sweet treat and a good book.

The impending dark clouds, the soft sound of rain falling on the roof and my purring cat curled up next to me create a feeling of warmth and gratitude for this special day spent snuggled up inside my dry cocoon. While others may feel pampered from a day at the spa, I feel rested and recharged from my time spent indoors on a rainy day. You might say, I’m as happy as the ducks splashing in the puddles outside.


Genie said...


This is a lovely post! I was appreciative of the rain we had here over the weekend, too -- I liked having a break from watering (which always makes me nervous...too much? too little?) and getting to just let nature take its course.

Have a good rest of the week, and thanks for sharing the photo and post with the rest of us!

The Inadvertent Gardener

Anonymous said...

I have found something that truly express how i feel this amazing raining day's

amazing text,

Anonymous said...

Oh, your description of a rainy day makes me long for one! While those not in the know complain about the lack of sun on such days, those of us in the know enjoy the break from the merciless, burning sunshine and from the chores. My cat likes to curl up with me on days like this, too. These types of days are heaven-sent!

Bobby said...


I really love it.. especially the way you conveyed the beauty of rain.. i love it....

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