Hiking in the Rain

Playing in the rain isn’t reserved for only the young, especially when remnants of Isaac brings heavy rains to southern Illinois. Three and a half inches fell in a storm last night, a storm that spawned tornadoes southwest of here. Rain fell again this morning.

For weeks I’ve wanted to drive in the rain and see water in the creek at my rural property. A narrow band of rain approached from the northwest this afternoon. Buffy (my female chocolate lab) and I headed south. A light rain started just as I topped the hill toward my place, giving it a foggy appearance.

Obviously, I took this from inside the truck.

The rain let up a little when we pulled into camp. I hurried and got on my thin pocket raincoat. At least it kept my shoulder bag dry.

Reversed reflections in drops of water always fascinate me.

We topped the hill into the ravine, and there was water running in the creek! With our drought, water hasn’t flowed here since April or May. Our drought’s rated ” exceptional” which is a category worse than severe.

My childlike enthusiasm increased, especially since I didn’t have any witnesses.

I have to admit I kept thinking about the hurricane victims in the south … and the fire victims in the west.

I started noticing the rippling circles made from the rain drops.

The words sacred geometry came to mind, even though I know very little about it. Followed by:

Radiating circles of hope

for the victims of the hurricane, the drought and the fires.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on September 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

    One of the best! Loved the comment about the childlike enthusiasm!The moment I saw the photo of the circles I thought of sacred geometry. Love your compassion.


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