Resurrection of loveliness

Blue skies beyond the fan palm and cacti this morning.

THE SUNSHINE and blue skies are back!

We’ve just endured three days of misery, a combination of cold and wet. Rain that just would not stop, but it’s gone now. It shouldn’t be raining in February in the first place.

The Goddess was distracted. Perhaps she found a good-looking god.

A few years ago, it rained for 10 days straight one winter, so three days is a step in the right direction. Cold outside is one thing for a home with no heating system, but adding nonstop rain ratchets up the misery immeasurably.

But this morning dawned clear, blue and chilly. There is hope, reason to go on breathing. After biscuits, honey and hot café, I swept the downstairs terraza, opened the big umbrella on the yard patio and noticed that the birdbath was overflowing with rainwater.

Birds are singing. The Thursday market on the neighborhood plaza will be open, so I need to walk down there for avocados and celery. ¡Hasta luego!

9 thoughts on “Resurrection of loveliness

  1. “Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
    Like the first dew fall on the first grass
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
    Sprung in completeness where his feet pass”

    “Mine is the sunlight
    Mine is the morning
    Born of the one light Eden saw play
    Praise with elation, praise every morning
    God’s recreation of the new day”

    “Morning Has Broken” — Cat Stevens


    1. Jonas: Great song, crazy guy, as he turned out to be.

      But if he’d been here over the past few days, he wouldn’t have found the cold rain very sweet, I suspect.


  2. You have my deepest sympathies for living in such a hellish climate. May God give you the strength to overcome.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where a half-inch of slushy snow fell overnight.


        1. Kim: We have three portable propane-run heaters, one upstairs, two downstairs. They’re nice if you’re within about a foot of them. Otherwise, not so much. It’s usually just two months a year. We tough it out.


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