Have you noticed? Already we seem to be heading into a drought-y situation. We get lots of rain predictions, and not much rain. All this week, the predictions have been just of showers, some of which have arrived. But no real slow lengthy rains, which is what we need to build the water tables and keep our land green and healthy.
One of the reasons the hurricane last fall did so much damage was because of the severe drought the year before – many limbs were just not as strong as they had been.
I think it’s been at least a couple of years since we had one of those rainy days that I remember from when I was a kid – the day-long rains, not battering and thunderstormy, but just gentle and persistent precipitation. Didn’t much like them then. Am praying for them now. Maybe we’ll have to invent a new rain dance.