Rainy Days

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it rained for over 4 hours yesterday afternoon. I watched the rain while waiting in the car for my husband to finish with an appointment. It felt like a miracle. It rained more during the evening and night. My husband and I remarked to each other that we think it has been over a year since we had any rain like this. Not since we moved to the desert. It only poured down for a bit and mostly was a steady shower. The temperature dropped over 20 degrees too. Still humid of course. It looks like the temps will remain cooler next week, only in the low 90s.

The first roadrunner I’d seen since the heat wave. There were two but hard to get a good photo of both.
Roadrunner on the run
Hawk drying out on a lamp post

Reading through my eclectic selection of books from the county library. One book I had purchased for myself, Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion.’ It still reads well after 200 years and like all her books gives a glimpse into English society in those days. The rest of my book list is all over the place. I finished ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley that has some good twists and was fast paced. ‘The Last Chance Library,’ a debut novel by Freya Sampson. I was drawn by the title. It is set in modern-day England. To add a bit of minutiae from the book. There was a word that stood out to me, quieten, a verb meaning make or become quiet. I would say ‘quiet down’ to noisy kids. With quieten, the kids quietened down or the mother tried to quieten her child. I just started ‘This Is How It Always Is’, by Laurie Frankel. It is a story about a family, their sons, and gender identity. I am starting to get hooked.


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

Featured image ‘Desert Rain’ by Sean Freese via Flickr.com

19 thoughts on “Rainy Days

  1. Dan Antion

    Interesting reading. I’m glad you guys got some serious rain. We have had quite a bit of rain here, but we are still below average. Good to see the roadrunner! I hope you have some decent weather on the way.

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