Last night I woke up several times during the night. Most of the time, I was awake just long enough to acknowledge the sound of the rain falling on the rooftop. It was a sweet sound given the dry winter we’ve had so far. There’s no mistaking the water shortage given the state of our local reservoirs. It’s a pretty frightening sight; they’re nearly bone dry.
In years past, rainfall such as this would mean that my rain gutter would be overflowing with water and buckling where sheets of water would fall in front of the window. However, this past summer I finally installed the rain chains that Roof Guy advised me to get several years ago. First thing this morning, I rushed outside to see how my roof and gutters were doing.
My roof and gutters were fine, of course. The rain falling vigorously from the sky was such lovely sight to behold, as was the water pouring from bowl to bowl of the chain.
The weather forecast calls for rain throughout the weekend. I have back-to-back long hikes planned but I don’t care. Let it RAIN! Lord knows, we need it.
Karen in Calgary says
I love rain – the sound of it, the smell of it, and when it’s warm, yes the feel of it. I live in a wintery place where there’s lots of sunshine. I don’t mind snow, but rain means it’s warmer than winter, rain cleans dust out of the air, rain gives plants and trees colour, rain gives me fun gushy mud and puddles instead of cold hard slippery ice. Take a deep breath, savour the rain for me :-)