Many years ago when I was a city dweller I don't remember ever wishing for rain. In fact, all rain ever did was wreck outdoor plans! However for the last 21 years I've been a country dweller - and country dwellers obsess about rain.
Here in the valley we don't worry much about too much rain, but too little rain is a huge concern since it is so wooded.
Since we share our lives with over 70 other living, breathing creatures the threat of fire is something that can literally make me lose sleep.
This spring has been early and VERY dry. Earlier in the week the county issued a complete ban on all outdoor fires. The forecast kept predicting rain, but it just wasn't happening. Nerves around here were as dry as the ground!
Last night the rain FINALLY came. If I had been awake, I might have danced naked in the yard (but likely not!!). When I got up this morning and saw the rain still coming down I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I'm sure I was not the only one in the valley that felt that way.
However, it came to my attention that not everyone felt the same way about the rain though!
This is what I found in the back porch...
I know you won't be happy to hear me say it Cricket but we still need more rain! I guess the weather can never make everybody happy!!