July 5, 2013

White Dog said, "I don't know which is worse for poor YoYoMa, the fireworks or the thunder!" Yo could not answer; he was buried deep within the safety crate trying hard to ignore the whole commotion. In the long run the actual thunderstorm won out and the celebration in the neighborhood turned from explosions into a joyous happy dance for the much needed rain. It was not the usual ten minutes of New Mexico "wanna be" storming but an honest real downpour that lasted past lights out at our house.

Our state is the middle of the worst drought we have had in the recording of such things, with virtually no moisture since the beginning of the year. All of our Open Lands and State Parks are closed and water rationing is in effect in many towns.

This morning as the White Dog Army prepared for their post breakfast nap, the sky opened up again sending us a drenching rainfall. Michael rushed outside to gather his laundry which was drying on the deck and Steve waved to several neighbors as they, like him, stood on their porches joyfully watching. It turned out to be a good day to daydream and cuddle as the threatening sky did not clear, teasing us with the hope of yet ANOTHER storm front moving through.

The prayer for more rain was on every one's lips...at the grocery...in offices...on the social media. And we were answered this evening with a display of lightning and a CRACK of thunder that once again sent YoYoMa hiding behind my legs. The baseball game is delayed on account of rain! And pizza deliveries are replacing planned dinners on the grill. It is raining...long and sweet...and has been for a couple of hours.

The air smells wet and earthy; the flowers all have their heads turned heavenward, and there is no more beautiful sight that the leaves in front of our house dripping jeweled drops. The White Dog Army is keeping close together and dozing at my feet until Steve gets home after late teaching. We are a long way from being free of drought but tonight everyone in Albuquerque is singing in the rain.
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TwoSpecialWires said...

Perhaps you'll even get to splash in puddles. I hope so. It's such a happy thing to do.

Enjoy, dear friends. I know you appreciate. But enjoy, too.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Yaahooo for your rain. Enjoy it mates. We've had rain here too but it's bloomin cold and hail as well, brrrrrrr. Hope your weekend is wonderful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Kari in Alaska said...

Hooray for rain! I hope there isn't much flooding

Stop on by for a visit

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are glad you got some rain. We had a shower here this morning and now it is just hot and sticky.

Ciara really had trouble with the fireworks this year, probably missing her big bro comforter.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Bailey Be Good! said...

Our Nala hates fireworks, thunder AND roof work just the same! BOL

Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th!!

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

meowmeowmans said...

That makes us so happy that you got some much-needed rain! We're purring and praying for lots more to come your way. :)

Little Reufus said...

There iss nuffing quite like hearing the earf say "ahhhhhhh..." when her first is quenched by a summer shower.

My the Mom empafizes wif the funder fobias. I bersonally amb knot afraid ob much. She says I juss deu knot know better.

Wishing yeu all the fings yeu wish for...

wif lubbs from Little Reufus

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Rain,,, a wonderful gift when it is sooo needed.

Nanina dOnofrio said...

Rain can be such a blessing and in your case a long needed one. It's not so bad to miss out on fireworks now and again. Dogs, cats, and wildlife are surely celebrating!

Nanina and Poppy

asta said...

Dawling sweet white doggies
I'm sowwy YoYoMa has to put up wif that scawy noise, but doing a happy dance fow you heawing about yoow life-giving wain. I will keep my paws cwossed that mowe cums but wifout the scawy dundew
Smoochie kisses

K (Suka's Mom) said...

hi WDA,

So happy for your rain! Nothing beats a great rain shower in the heat of the Summer. Did you go and play in the rain puddles? Sorry that Yo-Yo Ma was so frightened but at least he had all of you there to comfort him and help him through the scary, loud thunder booms.

Here is wishing you and New Mexico bucketfuls of rain! *hugs sweet ones