Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In Adoration of Scented Spring Showers

It's one of those wonderful, fresh coastal days in May.  The air is pregnant with mist and scents of spring.  A warm, soft drizzle welcomes your face to the outdoors; you lean in and inhale the sweet, earthy aroma of azaleas, lilacs and cedar.

A friend of mine once told me that her late middle-eastern husband had been awed by our moisture.  He'd gaze out the window and describe rain as sacred silver threads delivered from heaven.

Similarly, I see our coastal showers as Earth-bound blessings that nourish our soils and souls.  When I see rain, I can't help but envision masses of sweet spring buds and overflows of beautiful emerald lusciousness.  To me, the rains and the bountiful coastal foliage are inseparable.  I am thoroughly enthralled by them both!

6 comments:

  1. U have a way with words that astounds me.. I love that "sacred silver threads." It makes me yearn for a rain shower, so that I might take a minute to appreciate the beauty of something I normally overlook..

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  2. Thanks, Leah! I think that I'll always remember saying that, too. It always crosses my mind when it rains.
    I often laugh a little when Vancouverites complain about our weather. It's just too beautiful not to enjoy!

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  3. Lovely photo! Welcome to the blogging world!

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  4. Welcome to the land of blogs....nice to meet you! xxx

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  5. Lovely blog, welcome, and keep those gorgeous photos coming!

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