Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Rain of Spring

Today—the first day of spring—was hot and humid. In mid-afternoon, the temperature reached 80. This evening, we had rain. Surrounding areas had hail, but we were lucky. I could see lightning flashes to the north and east and heard lots of thunder. Our power flickered off and on a couple of times. The iMac didn't want to restart but finally did. Here's the view from my yard as the storm moved around us:

I thought it was interesting that, when the rain began, the grackles flew from the pines to the pin oak and sat facing the oncoming rain.

After I took these pictures, the rain started falling in earnest. And it rained some more. And then it rained even more.

We still had plenty of mud left from Saturday night. Now we are way beyond mud.

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Blogger CountryDew said...

I really like the pictures with the redbuds. Magnificent.

8:50 AM  

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