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Thundering Tuesday

Rainy day pic by author

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Hebrews 6:7
For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God;

Recently the south has been getting many showers of blessings. It has been raining now for several weeks. Saturday we had tornado warnings and were keeping watch in the event we needed to move our patients to safety. Thankfully we did not have to do that. There were however many reports of high winds and flooding in several areas.

My trees that were once laden with young fruits were relieved of their burden precipitously, to my eternal dismay. Each time I see the bulk of my future-ripened fruits on the ground rotting, I groan deep in my soul!

The consolation is that they will return to the soil as food.

Photo by Max Harlynking on Unsplash

Today, I am off work and it is pouring.

I’m sitting with the windows open wide and just basking in the sounds, smells and the texture of the rain.

I love rain, especially when I am not compelled to be out in it. Growing up in South America with a tin roof, the sound of raindrops were magnified as they fell on the metal roof creating a euphony of sounds broken only by the occasional bellow of thunder. I learned to associate that sound with a comforting melody that often lulled me into a siesta.

Though today I will not indulge in sleep as I watch the rain from my window. I prefer to see it as a cleansing of our earth from the past several months.

Per the CDC those fully vaccinated may shed their masks. Many have already done so.

I am honor bound to have mine while at work and I will wear mine outside of work for the foreseeable future until the vaccination percentage becomes higher.

What are your thoughts on the new mask-less directive?

I hope you all are keeping well.

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Cloudy with Thunderstorms

Weather forecast for Dallas Texas
This is what my weather looks like today.

The weather in Texas has been so unpredictable this year.

One day hot, next day cold. 

Looks like spring one day, then back to winter.

But last night, it rained buckets over here. The forecast also called for a chance of large hail, I will check my car once it gets light outside.

Also checked on the plants, everyone is fine. They survived a beating last night, the rain was pelting hard with heavy winds.

A little of God’s grace brightened my day!

Gee is completing his second week of the COVID fight. (he travelled to NY to work ER). 

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Young peach tree, planted about one month ago, it is growing beautifully. This baby is loaded!
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My plums, we have never grew these before. I thought they would all be on the ground, but they survived!

The lightning took center stage!

The pelting rain was heralded by a long and glorious display of light!

I had never seen so much continuous light in the sky. It seemed like the sky lit up like July 4th fireworks for close to an hour.

I even felt a twinge of apprehension that this was more than a regular storm.

I moved my head away from the window and that gave an even better view of the display!

Not sure when the fireworks and rain ended as I eventually fell asleep.

This morning I awoke and outside the air is fresh and clean and my babies (the plants) have made it.

I am thankful that all our trees and plants survived the onslaught. 

No signs of hail damage either.

God is good.

Stay well, stay safe and God bless us all!