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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.

16 thoughts on “Thundering Tuesday

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  2. I also grew up with a tin roof – corrigated iron we called it. I loved listening to it thundering down. We had wet windy winters. I felt so cozy and warm and grateful. I think I loved the drama of it 😊

    1. Lol.

  3. I’m not sure what to think about the new maskless directive. I’m not really opposed to wearing masks. I can stand to wear masks just a little bit longer. I love the rain too. Especially the warm summer rain.

    1. I hear you, we are all a bit gun shy regarding the new mandate.

  4. I like when it rains while I’m sleeping. Something peaceful about it.

    1. Yes indeed!

  5. Hello, Pene. I hope you aren’t in the part of Texas receiving flooding rains! My prayers are for the people dealing with inches or feet of rain in a few hours’ time. Regarding the masks… I did not wear a mask to church on Sunday for the first time, and it felt weird. I will wear my mask where still required and in any situation in which I feel better wearing it. I’m still not going to restaurants or any crowds. it’s hard to know what to do as restrictions are lifted.

    1. I know. The other day I took my daughter to the optometrist and no one had on a mask, it is strange how quickly we get used to new things.

  6. Masking. I was doing it before the pandemic to protect my airway from PM 2.5. I have a Cambridge mask that filters pollutants and viruses.

    Be well and enjoy the rain for me. We got a spritzing the other day, but Cali is bone dry of late. Can’t wait to move away from this place.

    1. Never made it to Cali, I hope you will love your new place when you move. The fires are a bit scary.
      So masking is nothing new to you. I will wear mine longer too.

  7. Yesterday I got a haircut. My stylist was not wearing a mask. Although i am fully vaccinated, I told her I was not comfortable with her not wearing a mask. She cheerfully put on a mask and said she understood. The problem with the new protocol is that HIPA laws do not allow businesses to ask for proof of immunity. I fear that those who have refused to wear masks have also refused vaccine. I will wear mine a little longer not to encourage the cheaters.

    <3 Beautiful post, Pene! I love the sound of rain on the roof! It is almost the rainy season here, and I look forward to stopping watering and letting Mother Nature do the honors! Take care!

    1. Lol, I know what you mean, we have been doing less watering as well.
      I will also wear my mask longer. I hope more persons do get vaccinated as the world is opening up.
      Happy to hear from you.

  8. This is so beautifully written… I loved this part especially: “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 … 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.” This is so picturesque and evocative, and I always love knowing more about a blogger’s life. Hugs dear friend xoxo

  9. I love to hear you stopping to rest and find joy in the simple things❣️❣️❣️

  10. That’s good news! Especially for those who experience difficulties in breathing while using it.
    On another note, I love rainy days too. It delights me. 😍

    How have you and the family been? πŸ™‚

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