468. What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ~Jane Austen

This is the blessing for rain after drought:
Come down, wash the air so it shimmers,
a perfumed shawl of lavender chiffon.
Let the parched leaves suckle and swell.
Enter my skin, wash me for the little
chrysalis of sleep rocked in your plashing.
In the morning the world is peeled to shining.
~A verse from a poem by Marge Piercy

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Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. ~Hebrews 6:7   ✝

Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain! And Word of God speak, and pour down like rain, and let us rest in Your holiness!

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16 thoughts on “468. What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ~Jane Austen

  1. such a nice way to say “I’m as sweaty as a pig”—of course I don’t think pigs sweat, hence that whole wallow in the mud thing. . .
    but how true those words are and what a lovely lavender image- – –
    don’t worry Natalie—Fall can’t be too far off!!!
    Hugs from your sweaty fellow southern friend 🙂


  2. The ground is oozing in places in West Sweden, Natalie. We were kayaking today and water was dripping from the cliff overhangs into the sea. But walking through the woods this evening the greenery was as beautiful as the sea with moss coating rocks and heather flowering. Even down by the water’s edge earlier we found plants flowering. We even found a solitary a sea thrift in flower, – a reminder of my Guernsey childhood.


    • What’s to love about droughts or sticky hot weather anyway, anywhere? I absolutely hate both and August. I’m so glad it’s almost over. The heat won’t be gone for awhile but at least it usually starts coming down out of the triple digits.
      Thanks for the rain wishes. It sure needed all over the state of Texas and other places in the Southwest. Hugs, N 🙂

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  3. Natalie, here we always say: don’t let it rain. Why can’t we shift those black clouds to you? Wish we could to help you. Love all your posts with the wonderful photos and words. Virtual hugs, Mitza


  4. Oh, Mitza, I do wish we could shift those black clouds over here for a while. Over 50% of the USA has been in a serious drought now for going on 10 years. In our area we had a few spurts of rain but not nearly as much as we used to get or need. Thanks for your kind words about my posts. I always enjoy yours as well. Virtual hugs and blessings to you. N 🙂


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