A few nights ago I awoke in the darkness, long before dawn, to pelting, pouring rain. After the previous dreary overcast day I was not really surprised. It seemed the skies suddenly decided to get over their sadness and let all their tears fall heavily through the dark night.
Early next morning, brilliant sunshine poured through the windows and heaped itself in bright pools upon the dining room table. Beyond, in the still very green garden, it illuminated the colors of the many birds eating at the feeder and splashing in the old concrete bath topped up with fresh rainwater. On the back deck it warmed the furry squirrels, already fattening up for Winter, as they cracked open and crunched their breakfast on the rail.
Pink and purple petals are gone from the clematis, but how pretty their seed heads are in lime green. Yellow angel trumpets are blooming profusely, and beneath their dozens of pendulous flowers, the parsley, now gone to seed, glows gold and gorgeous.
Some rain, some sunshine...........and all is lovely in these
early days of Autumn.