Memorial Rainbow

Memorial Rainbow
Rainbow at the Stafford Cemetery, May 2014

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rainy Days and Mondays

The wheat heads are bending in their harvest pose. But harvest is likely several days away after another 1.95 inches of rain fell since Friday (1 inch Friday, 0.60" on Saturday and 0.35" on Sunday).

Our combine is in the shop right now anyway, since the guys discovered that mice or packrats had chewed through a lot of wiring over the winter. They are supposed to bring it back tonight or tomorrow morning.

I went out this morning to see if I could find dewdrops on the ripe wheat heads to illustrate the soggy conditions. But the sun and a slight breeze had already dried the ripe heads. The breeze sure didn't blow the mosquitoes away!


If you look closely, you can see plenty of raindrops collected on the downed wheat. With additional rain, there are even more pockets of wheat "lying down on the job." I may not have gotten the photo I intended to capture this morning, but my tennis shoes, socks and pants were soaked after my morning foray into the fields.
Like diamonds, the dew dotted the day lilies, which bloomed while I was in Wichita at the Great Plains UMC annual conference
It was a nice "Welcome home!" Every time they bloom, I think of Katherine, who moved into this house as a young bride and planted those lilies years ago. I've been enjoying them for 30 years now. We plant seeds in life. We may never realize the way they blossom far into the future.

6 comments:

  1. Love your header. It is beautiful to see the water droplets in flowers. How much we water them the plants feel happy only during rainy season...

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  2. Beautiful post. I was thinking of you and how dry things were down there in the last few years--definitely not this summer!

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    1. Every time I'm tempted to complain, I look at the bright red on the drought maps from the past few years. Plus, I've seen several features on TV lately about the drought in California, so I realize we are fortunate to have moisture - even if the hay does get rained on and we're stalled with wheat harvest.

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  3. Love your lilies and the memory you tied to them. That is really neat that they've been there that long and are still blooming beautifully for you to enjoy as well. I really appreciate little tidbits/stories like this bc we started our yard from scratch 8 years ago and it's sometimes painful to hurry up and wait for the trees and grass to grow. Not to mention perennials etc.

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    1. We were very fortunate to be able to buy this farm home. It's two miles from where my husband grew up. He used to drive by it and think he'd like to live there someday. Katherine, whom I mentioned, was a special lady. I didn't know her husband. Their renting land to my husband right after he came back from college helped him immensely. We still farm the ground for their children today, and we are so thankful for that!

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