I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Yea, on the glancing wing of eager birds, the softly pattering feet of furred and gentle beasts. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on the morning's wings of majesty, but I have set My feet amidst the delicate and bladed wheat. I come in the little things, Saith the Lord.
-Evelyn Underhill

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Rainy Day

Tasha Tudor, "Wings from the Wind"

This is the weather I stay inside
With windows opened wide  
So I can hear the patter
And enjoy my day no matter.

This is the weather I stay inside
Cozy and dry and watch the tide
Of rushing rain coming down
Bowing leaves to the ground.


  1. I will enjoy this new web journal. Nourishing and enriching. Thank you. Are you CGS?

  2. Wonderful post, Cathy. Maybe it's because I'm a water sign, but I've always LOVED rainy days. Not torrential downpours of course, and not the kind of storms where it rains "sideways" like Forrest Gump talks about. I don't think I'd like a hurricane much either, and never hope to experience one. But I love days when it rains quietly nearly all day long. Or better yet, all night long, with big raindrops that 'plink' against the windows making oh-so-satisfying sounds to hear as one snuggles in and gets drowsy. When I was little I never admitted this to anyone because I thought I was weird - there seemed to be such a fuss made over bright, sunny days all the time. I liked sunny days to be sure, but I always wondered why it was that I seemed to prefer rainy days. I really loved thunderstorms too, not scared one bit about them - though I was taught to have a healthy respect for lightning, and knew to scramble out of the lake if I ever saw it in the distance. Thunderstorms over a large body of water are beautiful, even more dramatic than on land, and even somewhat magical. Does Olivia like rainy days, thunder? PS - hope you're going to use LOTS of Tasha's drawings on future posts. I especially like her pencil drawings. So simple and unassuming - just like Tasha herself. Have a great week - hope it's not too warm down Maryland way. :>)

    1. Janet, I totally understand where you're coming from concerning rainy days. I think too much of even a good thing (including sunshine) is boring! We've been having not too hot nor too humid weather for more than a week, just enough rain to water my gardens (and frizz my hair...oh well, can't have everything). When we've been with Olivia on rainy days she doesn't seem to notice. I don't remember it thundering, so I can say how she feels about that. I'm sure when she's here next week, we'll learn lots more about her. I love Tasha's pencil drawings and older watercolors the best, too.

    2. Janet, you might enjoy seeing the rain from Tasha Tudor's porch: https://youtu.be/JHZtxkD4MTo

    3. Thanks, Cathy - what a soothing little bit of video. That's exactly the kind of rain I was thinking of in my comment. And that sound! I LOVE the sound of water. So much so that - yes - I actually own 3 CDs of water sounds. One is a 2-hour thunderstorm with rain at the end, a sort of a gentle, rumbling thunder. Not one of the situations where you're just sitting there listening quietly, and suddenly there's a deafeningly-loud crack of thunder that sounds as though it's right over your house. The other 2 CDs are beach surf, babbling brooks, waterfalls and rainstorms of various degrees - from torrential, pounding rains down to quiet little storms that sometimes barely dampened the sidewalks. My Mom used to say the rain was just "spitting" on those occasions. Just love hearing it. It's satisfying in a vague kind of way. Must be in human DNA to like that sound, since it meant drinking water, continued plant growth and subsequently, food for our cavemen ancestors...

    4. Janet, as a child I loved hearing the rain falling on my grandmother's tin roof. Another wonderful sound. When I do my painting day for the Country Diary post I listen to an Ocean/Windchime CD. It helps block out everything else so I can concentrate on what I'm doing.


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