Tuesday, May 27, 2014

At Rainbow's End

It rained from 4:30 to 8 Friday evening where we were. That was the good news.

The bad news? We were 4 hours from home in Oklahoma City.

The wedding we were attending was supposed to be outside in Coles Gardens. Brennan and Caitlin's Plan B inside the building was beautiful. It rained on Randy and my wedding day, too, which we always thought was a good omen for a couple of country kids. Brennan, our neighbors' son, and his new bride took it in stride, too.

After it quit raining, we wandered in the gardens at dusk. From looking at the radar, we knew we weren't getting the rain at home. It had been awhile since we'd smelled that unmistakable fragrance of rain-soaked earth.
Some fellow Staffordites were in front of the Coles Garden building and saw the remnants of a rainbow. We hurried around to get a glimpse, too.
It was a rainbow of another sort as the lights were reflected in the puddles on the garden patio. Raindrops glistened like diamonds on trees and flowers.
We finally got about 0.80" of rain Sunday morning here at our house. Our Rattlesnake Pasture that needs rain so badly got 0.50." We're thankful for every drop.
We did the "cemetery tour" after church with my family. As we were coming back home, we stopped at the Stafford Cemetery to decorate the graves of Randy's folks and other family members.

And we got our rainbow at home. It seemed fitting.


  1. Kim,
    I am so glad you got a shot of rain. I know you need more, but some moisture is better than none. Dad reported they got an inch in 3 showers and Mom texted me they got another .70".

    It must rain to see the rainbow, glad the bride and groom rolled with the punches.

    I got my garden in today. I also harvested rhubarb, made a pie with half of it and made salsa. I started to mow again. We mowed last Wednesday and if you drove in the yard you would wonder if anyone lived here, lol. J needs and wants to spray corn tomorrow. The corn is just up and the weeds exploded over the weekend.

    The window is coming tomorrow!

    1. Randy turned in corn acres to the co-op to get sprayed for weeds. Yes, along with growth for the crop, the rain always helps the weeds, too. That rhubarb pie sure sounds good. Both Randy's and my Grandma's had good rhubarb recipes. I should look for some to use now that you have put it in my mind - ha! Good luck with the window installation. Just remember: The mess will be worth it in the end!

  2. Beautiful photos Kim. So glad that you got some of the much needed rain at your place.

    1. Thanks! I've been enjoying the daily glimpses of life from your Australian farm.