Wednesday, April 11, 2012

After the Rains

What is it they say…”April showers bring May flowers.”
We have had plenty of rain this year and it’s been ever so glorious!


This morning, as I wondered through my garden, I noticed all the roses had opened over night.  Almost as if they knew the rains were coming and wanted to bathe their petals in the gentle cleansing drops from heaven. Have you ever noticed how the light is different after a rain?
The sky is bluer, the clouds are fluffier, and the sounds of the earth ring clearer.


Before going out to my garden this morning, I saw the funniest sight through the kitchen window. The back end of a huge possum strolling down the path with a head of lettuce  tucked safely in its mouth. I would have loved to have taken a picture of her (or him), but my camera was in the other room.  Apparently this little bunn missed it too.


There have been two doves coo-cooing in the wisteria for days and I wonder if they’re the same two that fly in every spring. They build a nest in the branches of the vine and the mother patiently sits and waits for the appointed time, for her little clutch of babes to arrive. She is so quiet and still that you’d never know she was there. And no matter what’s going on below she will not abandon her wee ones. It’s amazing how the Lord has created in them a protectiveness for their young. I think we humans could learn a lesson or two from the doves.


I have two classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a 3 hour gap in between so this is where I can be found during that time, daydreaming beneath the shade of the wisteria tendrils, while contemplating the heavens and all the riches they store…and ignoring my homework.
I think this has been the hardest semester I’ve had when it should have been the easiest. My Tuesday-Thursday classes are both drawing classes and drawing is not something I do well, at all!! So, I’m trying to spend time each day doodling and noodling, but that’s another story for another day.


Deborah said...

Coreeeeeeeeeeee! What beautiful photos! Love them all. The lighting is absolutely perfect. So funny about the possum with the lettuce. Keep blogging so I may enjoy your garden. **kisskiss** Deb

pam said...

Oh Cori....those pink rose pictures are beautiful and your garden is so happy. I'm trying to picture the possum with the lettuce in it's mouth. lol

ellen b. said...

Hello dear Cori G!
Your wisteria is absolutely gorgeous. I really enjoy seeing Wisteria anywhere...
I hope your term ends well and that your next courses will be easier. Do you have more courses?

Lady Linda said...

I love your pictures. How have you been? I think of you and hope life is better. I'd love to have a Wisteria plant. Happy Spring.

One Shabby Old House said...

Hello my doodling friend. I felt like I spent some time with you in your garden today and it was sweet. Good company among the roses.


Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Cori!
I am so glad you stopped by...your roses are just beautiful!
Yes, we are doing, too?
THANKS for the input on my woodwork...we'll see what happens:)...
Have a great weekend!