I Like A Rainy Day

Today I awoke to the soft pitter-patter of rain outside on my metal roof……it was almost musical.  I have to say that I kinda like a rainy day every now and then.

Raindrops on Daylilly

Rainy days are awesome.  I actually get some things done inside the house.  Every day that it’s not raining, I’m outside doing yardwork like weeding or mulching the raspberries or digging grass out of my perennial flower beds or cutting up our old Christmas tree to mulch around the blueberry plants or still looking for my little hand-shovel that I misplaced somewhere last week or simply just cutting the grass.  On rainy days, I get to spend more time doing what I love:  Reading.   I read articles on my computer but I especially love to read printed magazines and books.  I was lucky enough on the weekend to borrow two of the recent issues of Mother Earth News magazine from my daughter Kristi so I’m excited to delve into those.  While I was at her house on Sunday, I brought back a half dozen books that she borrowed from me, too.  And at a garage sale, someone was giving away old magazines so I snagged a few copies of Cottage Life.   Besides reading, I managed to get my bedroom and the living room carpets vacuumed.  It was imperative that I get my bedroom vacuumed up since there were bits of  drywall and small pieces of insulation in one area from a ceiling leak repair job that my sons Darin and Melvin did for me on the weekend (bathroom ‘vent’ broke from snow/ice on the roof –  needed replacing and re-caulking) – Thanks boys.   THAT night, I wasn’t so crazy about the rain when I went to bed and my pillow was wet and a patch of the ceiling soft and mushy, from the leak!

Green Buoy by Pond

I like to sit in my favourite chair on rainy days – okay, well, every day – and look outside :  the leaves on the maple tree, just past the deck, are getting bigger by the minute, and now thankfully shade  the house.  I remember when my oldest boy Robin planted it for my birthday about 28 years ago:  he dug two little maples out of the woods, brought them home, and planted them for me – one is a Sugar Maple and the big one by the deck is a Norway Maple.   I hung up the hummingbird feeder on one of its branches on the weekend and yesterday Nellie saw our first hummingbird of the year!   From here, I can also see my green buoy by the pond, my gardens, the firepit, and beyond, the river flowing by.

 

Some drizzly days, I can still work outside as long as it’s not pounding rain.  I WON’T get soaking wet outdoors anymore just to get an outside chore accomplished.  In between rain drops, I can still plant and weed with my rubber boots on.  So far this year, we’ve had very little rain, unlike last year when we had torrential downpours during thunderstorms which brought down 5 trees in as many weeks.

2011 Trees down

Why does a person feel SO tired on rainy days?  Sometimes I even have an afternoon nap,  right here in my favourite recliner chair when it’s raining outside.  Yawn…..it’s only 6 p.m. and I already feel sleepy.  It’s supposed to rain alot this week so it looks like I’ll get caught up on my sleep.

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Sinclair
    May 08, 2012 @ 19:20:37

    Love it Linda, It;s good to see your enjoying nature.You have meaning for everything , even the rain. You inspire me. just like your beautiful Mum did. Love ya: Maureen

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  2. Iona
    May 08, 2012 @ 21:44:35

    Our mom inspired us with her love of EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!!… and yes – even the rain… I too love nothing better than hearing the rain beat down on the roof… and you can be sure – it happens a lot here on the west coast !!!… It must run in the family!!… Loved reading your blog once again sista….xo

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  3. grammomsblog
    May 08, 2012 @ 21:47:26

    Thanks Sis. I believe our Mom taught us to appreciate ALL facets of life…..
    I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. xoxo

    Reply

  4. ceciliag
    May 09, 2012 @ 09:35:15

    What a lovely chair for sitting and dreaming in. Are those trees in your garden? how beautiful.. now while you are looking for your little garden trowel could you look for mine too! Someone should start a line of glow in the dark garden tools! i am always losing mine! c

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  5. grammomsblog
    May 09, 2012 @ 11:44:04

    I have trees in and around my gardens! Yes that bench has a bird’s eye view…..
    Glow in the dark tools…..hmmm – Great idea!!

    Reply

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