Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Today we have had rain. Good Rain.

Wisps of cloud wind across Badnage Wood. A wonderful brightness grows in the land and from the fresh green. Parched soil sucks in the wet and I inhale something so fresh (yet so familiar) that my excited heart gives the smallest leap. As moisture seeps ever downward, I feel - if I tried very hard and with nose and ear to earth - I could detect the worm's passage, the stirring legless bug, the plod of beetle and crack as cased seeds break. I would whisper 'Come out now all you shoots and green things, it's Spring. Come out to play!'

3 comments:

Timothy Carter said...

Ahh, rain. We could use some of that here in Toronto, Canada. It's muggy and humid right now.

mutterings and meanderings said...

have you had rainbows? I am thinking about blogging about rainbows today!

mountainear said...

TC from Toronto - Hi there! - this has been refreshing rain - here on our clay soil I've been planting seeds in dust or amidst rocky lumps; a triumph of hope over experience.

M&M - No, no rainbows but wish we had - just loads of grey. But then it's quite amazing how many greys drift by in the course of a day - that's pretty good too. And tonight's sunset was a crazy pink.....we'll see what tomorrow brings.