As I look up from my desk I see that hummingbirds are gathered around the feeder in the rain. It’s not really a storm but the rain is heavy and steady at times. It doesn’t really surprise me because today is August the 16th. My birthday. I could be misremembering but I cannot recall a birthday that didn’t involve at least a mild sprinkle. The first birthday party in my memory was age 3 and I remember it was at the shelter of Hawks Nest State Park and everyone was gathered under the shelter away from the rain. But the rain has never really ruined my plans. If anything it’s come at just the right time to cool things off a little. It’s a welcome change after the dog days are over. I love the smell of the forest after a good rain and when I younger I would even run out sometimes and just allow the rain to give me a good soaking. I’ve come to think of the August 16th rain as a special gift from God. In some years it’s actually the first rainfall after a drought. Which is a true blessing for an agriculture based lifestyle. In the old days before greenhouses and interstate highways the mid August rain was something that we prayed for. I can remember at least one summer when there was no waterline to the farm and the wells were dry. So when I get my “Birthday Rain” I’m very thankful indeed. Even today I went out for just a few minutes let that wonderful rain wash over me.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
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