There's an old Mother Goose rhyme that goes like this:
It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man’s snoring.
He got into bed
And bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning.
I don't know about the old man snoring and bumping his head in bed, but I do know that it's raining. Steadily. And has been for nearly two days. Now, I could write a post complaining about the rain, but I'm not going to because that's not me. I prefer to focus on the positive. So, what's positive about all this rain?
I'm not flooded from my house. Yet. Yes, Black River is overflowing. Yes, I live near the river. Yes, evacuation is a possibility, but it hasn't happened yet. And if I must evacuate, I am fortunate enough to have in-laws that will welcome my household into their homes for as long as necessary.
The humidity is tolerable. Southeast Missouri is notorious for extreme humidity in the summer. However, the rain has lowered the humidity to a rather pleasant level.
The mosquitoes are bearable. Mosquitoes LOVE Southeast Missouri, but they don't like constant rain. Lots of rain = mosquito relief.
The sound of rain is relaxing. The rain's puttering on the roof makes a wonderful soundtrack for reading.
The rain waters my plants. I love my roses, crepe myrtle, and Japanese maple, but I don't enjoy watering them in the humid, sticky summer evenings. Thanks to the rain, I won't need to for a while.
There is no drought. Droughts in the summer are a common Southeast Missouri occurrence. Not this year.
Um . . . that's all the positive rain thoughts I have at the moment. What about you? What do you enjoy about the rain? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!
P.S. The school year in my district is starting late this year due to construction. I've been working in my classroom; hence, the lack of posts. Photos of my new classroom coming soon!