Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blessed Rain

Last night we received rain. Woohoo We sure need every drop. I took some photos of the storm in progress. There were a couple of the most wonderful surprises as it unfolded.

First couple show the rains all around us and wondering will we get some of it. So many times it is soooo close.



As I moved looking North...


And then East, I noticed the most beautiful lighting. Where the sun behind is shining/contrasting so beautifully with the dark clouds in front.


This is by far my most favorite kind of light.


(My) Pictures do not do it justice! Trust me, it was gorgeous!


Our freshly tilled garden is showing promise. Already enjoying the most delicious white radishes and green onions.


As I am still oohing and aahing, I notice a rainbow forming.

Even better! A double rainbow! Pardon the horrible focus. For some reason I changed to manual. eck!!


Although my manual focus fiasco almost totally ruined it, it's a FULL DOUBLE RAINBOW. I couldn't capture it all on camera but my eyes could see it all. And it was awesome!!!!!


Our pot of gold.


And then...HALLELUJAH The rain started.


And then hail. It was sounding much bigger on the back porch roof than it really was, which was making me a little nervous...


So I moved to the front porch and waited to document that we actually had enough to make puddles.

Our yellow spots in the lawn are due to wild rye which somehow made it's way to our yard this year. I "harvested" with the riding mower. ;)
I will always praise and thank God for every drop of rain.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." [Matthew 5:45].



I am also praising Him for my mother today. She had emergency surgery early Sat morning after being taken to the ER by ambulance. Turns out she had a pin hole in her bowel that was giving her fits. Dr. was able to fix it and we expect her home in a few days. :D

Have a blessed Sunday.

                             

6 comments:

Deserae said...

Wow, what stunning pics!!! The double rainbow is so beautiful....I can only imagine what it was like in person. Glad you got the rain you so desperately needed. I will say a little prayer for your mom that she makes a speedy recovery too :o)
~Des

Robyn G said...

Nancy,

Yay for rain, rainbows and awesomeness of stormy light. Good job on the photos you shared.

We also have received some much much needed rain. Saturday night through this afternoon we have got a little over an inch!

A true BLESSING!

Robyn
http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

TexWisGirl said...

you live in a beautiful area - even for the storms. bless you.

grateful for your mother!

Shelly said...

Oh wow! I love your garden!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What gorgeous photos! My rainbow pic was a double rainbow but it was hard to see the faint one. Love your photos and your blog! Enjoy!!!

Vee said...

Looks as if you have a double pot of gold! Hope that your mother is well on the mend.