a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Darkness...

pushed its way across the sky.  The sun still shined but in the distance, the curtains of rain were visible.
The lightning split the sky as I drove through a whirlwind of summer-dead leaves.  The car rocked, resisting the wind force, as I drove closer to the storm.

The darkness deepened, the winds strengthened, as I entered the power of the storm.  I passed farmers, desperately, hopefully, fruitlessly, trying to bale the hay before the rains arrived.  I knew they had lost the race, when the rain pelleted my windshield, joining the wind.

As the rains fell, I imagined the dry ground welcoming the renewal as the grass sighed.

14 comments:

ellen abbott said...

love the sky pic and nice description too. wish we could get some.

Dreaming said...

I'm with Ellen... send it our way!
We had nice black clouds, some lightning, gusts of wind - but only a few drops (like 5).
Maybe today!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wednesday it rained all day long..no storms just a steady wet rain. Great description of your incoming rain:)

Country Gal said...

Love the photos ! Your words, I got lost in felt like I was reading a good book ! Have a great day !

Sue said...

Beautiful piece, Gail. You took me with you!

=)

Tamara said...

This was great Gail, I felt like I was there. :) We've had some pretty good storms here also, a couple trees down the other night and serious lightening! I don't do lightening!! Hugs!!

LindaG said...

Lots of places could use some rain. Sorry for the farmers, but yes, Rain is a good thing. :)

DesertHen said...

Never fails...when there is hay down the rains will come!

Pretty shots!

Jules said...

You really should write more my friend. As bad as the timing is, it is still good to have rain again. Sure beats those ugly cracked dry earth :)

Have a great weekend Gail!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful description...you really paint a picture with words. blessings, marlene

Rob said...

thats a proper stormy sky Gail. I feel for the farmers losing the battle with the weather,

Pat said...

Somehow you make it sound romantic; and I HATE freakin' storms!

An English Shepherd said...

Very atmospheric :-)

Fresh Garden said...

An awesome post! Great photos! Thanks for sharing, that's wonderful!

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