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March 20, 2007

Rain

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Last week, as we enjoyed the sunshine and the 80 degree temps, we really thought we hit the weather jackpot -- skipping spring and launching directly into summer.  But today we got a wet dose of reality.

The girls don't like it but Mommy sure does!  I love rain.  Especially when each tiny droplet combines with thousands of others to create a roaring white noise that numbs the senses.  It's chaos but it's beautiful.  Really, I don't know anything that sounds more peaceful.  It might just be the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon spent baking.  Now, if I only knew how to bake...

The tulip in the top photo is ours.  It's one of 150 bulbs we planted a few months ago.  Now, every weekend is like Christmas as we step into our backyard and enjoy our new gifts.  Every few days, more flowers spring from the ground and unwrap themselves for our pleasure.   Now, if we can just convince Gwen that we should love our flowers from a distance and not kiss them with our feet!

Here are a few more pictures I snapped today in the rain. (click each for a larger view)

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