406. The rain came down today littering blossoms on the ground. ~June Kellum


Rain splashes on the footpath
Dribbles down the drain
Trickles pretty patterns 
on the window pane.
~Brenda Williams


Summer Rain
What could be lovelier than to hear the summer rain
Cutting across the heat, as scythes cutting across grain?
Falling upon the steaming roof with sweet uproar,
Tapping and rapping wildly at the door?
No, do not lift the latch, but through the pane
We’ll stand and watch the circus pageant
Of the rain,
And see the lightening, like a tiger, striped and dread,
And hear the thunder cross the shaken sky
With elephant tread.
~Elizabeth Coatsworth

We thank thee, O Lord, for the recent rains. This long and severe drought has been hard on the land and its people.  In this and all things, we are grateful and praise your holy name for all your “tender mercies.”

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside. ~Job 5:9-10    ✝

16 thoughts on “406. The rain came down today littering blossoms on the ground. ~June Kellum

  1. Natalie, I’ve always loved how water droplets look on flowers. Your picture of the rose petals is beautiful. Last night I walked around a bit in our summer rain. It smelled heavenly.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀


  2. I enjoyed this post so much. I, too like to look at water droplets on plants and flowers. I have some hostas that look so pretty when that happens. We get a lot of rain here in Arkansas. I am so thankful for that.

    How are your hydrangeas now?



    • Thank you, Theresa. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I’m glad you get a lot of rain where you are. I love rain and miss it so much when it’s gone for too long. Believe it or not my hydrangeas made a come back. We had to cut away all the top deadwood and so I only got two fairly small blooms, but I’m thrilled that they survived at all. Now they are all getting taller and that new growth will give me lots of blooms next year. God is sooooo good! Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂


  3. Natalie – I don’t tell you enough what a lovely synthesis of beauty, inspiring words and faith your posts are. With gratitude for them and for you, and blessings…


  4. YAY for your rain—summer rain is a finicky thing. Dark clouds gather over head, the wind picks up, thunder rumbles in the distance growing ever closer and stronger—then poof—it all passes with nary a drop.
    I pray your garden drank it all in 🙂


    • Yay for rain is right!!! Boy did my yard drink it all in. Everything, includind the weeds, is growing like crazy. It’s been many years since we had this much summer rain, and I am so thankful! Hugs, missy Peaches. Love, N 🙂


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