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The fresh look and smell of the world after a rainstorm makes it seem like it has been cleaned up just for us.  Living creatures of all kinds come right back out to play as soon as the rain stops.

A few clinging spider silks…

…or mazes of webbing masterpieces that have been freshly washed present a clean house for Mrs. Spider.

Lately we here in the Land of Ozarkia have been getting a lot of storms, but many of them are just hard rains.  Everything is green and growing.  When City Boy mowed half the lawn one day and then the other half a day later, the first half was already twice as tall as the newly-mown part.  

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”  Roger Miller

It’s hard to complain when things are thriving and growing and beautiful from the nourishment of the rain.

Tiny bloom full of rainwater.

Tiny bloom full of rainwater.

May your rainy days end up bringing beautiful things to you!

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”  John Updike