Rain, Rain

Wednesday night rain began to fall.

It’s still falling as I type this.

Deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is being pulled northward by a “deep southerly moisture feed.”

I know what “deep southerly moisture feed” means.

It sounds ominous – and familiar.

Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service concerning our city:

A DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW OF TROPICAL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH AN
  UNUSUALLY STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING SEVERAL MORE ROUNDS
  OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION
  WITH ONE TO THREE INCHES ELSEWHERE. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OVER THE
  5-DAY PERIOD FROM WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 7TH MAY
  REACH 4 TO 10 INCHES IN SOME LOCATIONS.

I can’t recall the last time it’s rained so much and for so long.

We went weeks with only a pop up shower or two…hardly enough to settle the dust.  Birds had stopped singing.  Flowers were wilting. The garden was languishing.

And, now – WOW!  It’s amazing the difference several days of (and several inches of) good soaking rain makes.

When Daughter left for work this morning at 6:45, birds were twittering and singing like it was Spring!

Flowers have lifted their heads, the garden has grown, seedling Zinnas have grown 3 inches….

Hose pipe watering is sufficient to keep the garden and flowers alive – and that’s about all it does.

God rains abundance and everything thrives.

Amazing!

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