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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A "misty, moisty morning"

Looking out my study window this morning brings to mind an old Mother Goose rhyme about a "misty, moisty morning when cloudy was the weather."  And how long has it been since I've been able to write words like that!

Yes, there is actually moisture falling from the sky here today.  It has been falling since about 10:15 this morning.  It is very light.  Looking out at the street, it doesn't even appear very wet yet, but this slow, light rain is just the ticket for my thirsty plants.  They are able to soak up every drop.

There's no telling how long it might last, of course.  Maybe another five minutes, maybe another five hours.  (Five hours would really do us some good.)  For however long it lasts though, for now it is a "misty, moisty morning" and cloudy is the weather.  And that makes me happy.


  1. Isn't it lovely! I'm so glad we are getting a little relief. Hope you got more than a tablespoon in your neck of the woods.

  2. I haven't checked my rain gauge yet, Joanna, but it misted and stayed cloudy all day long and the temperature never got much above 80. It was a real day of vacation for my long-suffering plants.