Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Listen...

We have had some wind and rain and are expecting more rain, lots of rain. 



The oak leaves are coming down and covering all the walks around the house with tannin stains. I rather like the mottled effect, no one else does it seems.  Today I went out to blow the leaves off the walks and out of the rock borders.  I'm not very good with the blower yet, so there I am blowing those small fluttery oak leaves every which way and it starts to rain, making the task a bit more interesting.  
Finally my neighbor can't stand it any more... 
"Brig, you do know it's raining right, you're soaking wet, have leaves all over you, and your laughing!"   
"Yep I know, it's a good day... if you listen careful like you can hear the cow feed growing." 

20 comments:

  1. Enjoy your rain and don't forget to splash in the puddles!

    Over here,it was trying to snow five minutes ago, but the ground is far to wet for it to stick at this level. The hills are white and now the sun has made a watery appearance.

    I am alive and that means it is a good day!

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  2. It's important to do the small things that make you feel alive.

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  3. What a lovely day you are having and this is so reassuring that you have your mind in the right place.

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  4. And if you are very, very lucky you'll find that perfect leaf to press between the pages of a favorite book. And someday when you pick up that book to read again, you'll see that leaf. And smile.

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  5. What makes you laugh feeds your soul, sounds like fun.

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  6. When was the last time we walked in the rain for the fun of it? Too long for me. Cool that you had fun with a mundane job.

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  7. GM: Thanks, we so needed this to recharge the aquifers! I still stomp puddles but try to do it when no one is looking...

    LL: Yes sir!

    TABOR: My mind may have left some time ago...

    CHICKENMOM: Awesome idea, and I have just the book, Thanks!

    CELIA: Very true that!

    ARKANSAS PATTI: Get out there girl!

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  8. We got close to four inches, and pine needles blown up into the front door. Wet pine needles you can't blow them anywhere, so I used a broom. I always go out to play in the puddles, it's just water!
    Snow I'm not so sure about...

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  9. I live in Texas. I love the rain! Beautiful.

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  10. NOTCLAUSWITZ: We have gotten a little over 4 inches and it has been warm for Dec. I like snow but then I've never lived in snow country for any length of time.

    LSP: Been to your beautiful Texas a time or two. You are blessed.

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  11. I can totally relate. I got a blower that can also go in reverse and be a "mulcher". I thought I was very cool, that I was about to reap major rewards in the efficiency department... and then tried to use it.

    riiiight.

    At least you managed to laugh at the whole experience! As I recall, I did NOT.

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  12. We take what joy we can from EACH day... :-)

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  13. I might have called the men in white coats to pick you up. LOL

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  14. JENNY: Simple is best for me, I've gone back to the broom. Much quieter... and the skill level much lower...

    OLD NFO: Truth, Sir.

    GRANNY ANNIE: I think you would have laughed... and then called them.

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  15. My wife wanted a leaf-blower so she got one, but wet is hard and pine-needles are harder!

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  16. Living in Southern California, I don't find it necessary to blow palm fronds...

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  17. NOTCLAUSWITZ: I have a little landscape rake that is about the only thing that works on the pine needles.

    LL: You could go N by NW young man to the home of the mountains.

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  18. Most of that storm stayed on your side of the summit. We got mostly rain and a lot of wind. It started storming up here again this morning, and it's supposed to snow for the next three days. White Christmas anyone?

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  19. We all must have shared the rain all around. But here in Arizona, no cactus leaves fell on my sidewalk. There were lots of drowned crickets, though.

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  20. WOODSTERMAN: We have had a lot of rain, much needed rain. May the snow pack in the mtns be a bigg'n.

    EURIPIDES: No drowned crickets here, but the frogs are croack'n like crazy.

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