Have any of you other dear Omaha people been getting the rain too? It’s been damp over here for days!
On Wednesday night (at 8:00 p.m. or something) I went outside with an umbrella. I was actually contemplating just going out and getting drenched, when Mama suggested I bring an umbrella, which I decided was a better idea! 🙂
I don’t know how long I was out there, just wandering around in the rain, in the dark, with a pink Chinese umbrella. Everything looked different (and much more fairy-tale-ish) when it was dim and wet. . . all the porch lights were on, making little pools of light in our dark yard. . . it was sooo pretty! I’m sure a story was inspired last night, but it hasn’t quite formed yet.
I went in when the lightning started.
Yesterday morning I went out to check on some spiders I’d found to see it they’d survived the storm:
I think these funnel webs are so cool! This one got pretty battered. Yesterday I decided the spider must have moved, but I saw him again this afternoon. Not washed out yet!
And neither is this guy, who made his web on top of one of our milkweed plants. Nice for me, because I can bend the plant down to get a new angle on the web, like this:
You can kinda’ see the spider inside it in this picture.
Right above the first web I found two little pieces of leaf that got dropped on the log. I counted at least ten snails and one slug on them!
As soon as I saw them I ran for my camera. 🙂
I’m an all-out bug-person, and I have an especially soft spot for snails–always have.
Oh, and yesterday evening I went outside to do some archery and got caught in another shower. Dad said it was okay if my bow and arrows got wet, so I stayed out for a while and got soaked.
I do target practice for the Lord of the Rings/Robin Hood effect, so doing it in the rain was super fun! (There’s got to be some story where someone shoots arrows in the rain, right? Well, maybe it still needs to be written. . .)
I came in when I heard thunder, just about soaked. It was already 7:00 p.m. so I showered early and spent the rest of the evening in my pajamas. Why not? 🙂
And my last rainy-day adventure was this afternoon, when I walked to the park with Mama and the littles. There were puddles all around the playground that we went splashing in! The deepest ones were under the swings where kids had dug pits in the sand with their feet. Lucy and I did some swinging together over our own little lake! It slows you down a bit when you drag your feet in the water, but it’s sure fun!
Have a lovely rest of your Friday, friends, rain or shine!
He waters the mountains from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His work. -Psalm 104:13