It has been a hard summer, drought has cracked the earth, crops and gardens dry from lack of rain. Flowers blooms were brief, if at all. We longed for rain, prayed for rain and listened to weather forecasters predict rain and still it didn't come.
It took Hurricane Issac to change our weather pattern and at last some rain has come to our little place on the map in southwest Ohio. As I write this the sky is heavy and grey, I hope for more rain because we are so parched. Although it is fall the trees are still thirsty, the ground stores are in need of filling. Ponds and streams have shriveled in size. Wild critters adapt by coming closer to our watered plants or bird baths.
|Chives in bloom and honey bees are |
I have hope that the cycle has been broken, rain patterns, cooler temperatures will be more normal. I hope all people who watch the hummingbird migration will keep their feeders out for an extended period, the flowers they depend on for their energy source may not be blooming this year, you may very well be providing their energy source to make the long trip south.
I say thanks today for the grey, gloomy and rainy day. Grateful for summers end and another season coming. The circle continues and even with the hardships we have been blessed.