i never saw a rainy day i didn't like.
Even the ones that come with scary, lashing winds
when i stopped often during my rounds at Greenwood
to view the magnolias through the windshield.
Here is a pine, old oak and a magnolia just opening
(by the way, this is how it looked behind the glass. No photoshop trickery this time. Click on one and a larger version will open)
on the other side of the garden, the brilliant red stems of young Japanese maples appear before another pair of giant beauties
For a while
the rain fell gently, straight from the clouds
then a wind kicked up
and it roared
and huge fat drops pelted the glass and drummed on the roof
and i felt myself smiling behind the viewfinder
Late last night a much different response gripped me
after driving home in all that weather
my hands ached from gripping the wheel for ...was it really only an hour?
hearing the news from North Carolina breaks my heart.
Prayers and thoughts for those who lost loved ones and homes.