We've had a run of days with rain and it was nice. I think I didn't get an inch, but I did get over 1/2 inch measurable in that time. Even on days that it didn't rain, there was a lot of heavy mist, the kind heavy enough to fall slowly to the ground, and that is very good for the soil. I looked yesterday afternoon, and discovered that the wild flower seeds I scattered have begun to pop out! Yay!! I had watered them daily for about ten days before the rain and near-rain began, so they got a good start, and the gentle daily moisture since then has done the rest. I can't wait until they begin to bloom!
The down side of that weather is my optimism was waning during that time. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), so the long period with minimal sun was getting heavy for me. I was doing pretty well at reinforcing my mood with positive affirmation, prayer and meditation, and simply railing against the mild but dark-ish sky. I did well. It hasn't always been so easy at other times, but fortunately, I'm in a different place now.
The sun is out full and beautiful today, and we will have a run of at least 10 days of bright sun or with just a few clouds. Whew!! I'm glad! Lots of things to do and sunshine helps.
I moved my plants in from the deck during the rainy spell as the nights were cold. No freeze, but several nights were below 40°. As of this morning they are all back out, soaking up the radiant sun light, and they look happy. The geraniums kept blooming despite the fact that they were sitting in the dark hallway for those ten days. Bless their bloomin' little hearts!
I've been wanting to start walking several times a week, but I couldn't get myself inspired during these days. I kept forgetting to put walking shoes in the car. I plan to walk before I come home from work at the walking path at park not far from where I work. It is a nice paved path, fairly level, and the inclines/declines that are there are gradual. I'd love to walk at my house, but the roads are gravel, and the hills are killer-awful. After I get "built up," I can do it, but not now. Well, let me correct that .... I could, but not to be able to walk long enough to be effective. I've tried it before, and I always become discouraged because ten minutes and I'm not able to breathe! I can go hiking with plenty of good stamina, but that's a different situation. So, anyway, I put my walking shoes in the car this morning, and here I go!
Life is good. Life is very good!
And how is yours?