All I can say is Thank you ladies! You brought on the rain. If you can remember in my last note to you, I had the bright idea for each of you to just stand in your yard and hold your hands to the sky and do an “old fashion rain dance”. As you can recall the Indians used to do this exercise when their crops needed rain. And man our crops needed rain so bad. Now praying for rain is always great so while I was praying, I just thought it might be nice if I added my little rain dance along with it. I am sure the neighbors didn’t even notice because the Hubby says I am always doing something crazy. So by all means, just put this little prayer and rain dance in your “MEMORY BOOK” for the next time we need rain. You know it’s that book that you jot things down in to remember. I can’t live without mine and if you are always forgetting things, then pick up a little book the next time you are in the Dollar Store.
Did you ever wonder where the Dollar store got its name? I bet at one time everything in it was a dollar. Well it’s not now’! Have you been in there lately? Before I know it I have a basket full and a bill a mile long.
Guess I better get back to my rain story. Did it ever occur to you what god thought as he was looking down on us as we were shouting and doing our rain dance? I’m sure he thought “those ladies have the right idea”, at least they got my attention and just for that I think I will let it rain. Now we can all say amen, cause the good Lord sent us the rain.
As I told you last week, my friend predicted the rain, so I called him, just as it was pouring down on the lake, and he told me it had not rained a drop at his house. I ask if he had followed my instructions about “rain dancing” and he said What…woman you must be crazy! Hey, I had to remind him that I had rain and he didn’t. He didn’t have anything else to say, that must be a “man thing”! That is one point for us ladies.
I think I better change the subject and tell you all the results of that rain. Not only did the corn and beans “jump a foot taller” it made the lake look smooth as glass, not a ripple. The sun was coming up this morning and the water seems to shine just like a mirror. The trees are so green; they look like each leaf has been washed individually. They just shine, like a baby’s cheeks shine after his bath.
Just think rain is just little drops of water falling from the sky. We really don’t take the time to really appreciate all the simple things. I am sorry to say, we take a lot for granted.
After the rain, every bird and animal came out from their hiding place. They are so cute. I often wonder where they hide during a storm. You know the Good Lord is a busy man just looking after all the little creatures along with you and me. But I would like to nominate my Hubby as one of God’s helpers. He has been doing such a good job feeding the wood ducks every since they hatched. After the storm they swam across the lake making that piece of glass look as if it had small trails in the water behind each one of them. They make a perfect design. They are so large now. Two families have joined together to form one big group. You can’t tell who the mothers are but they know which one is in charge. One thing they do real well is FIGHT!
They are funny when they fight. They squawk, flap their wings and peck on each other. One will grab the wing feather of another and they run in a circle until the mean one turns loose. They are just like people, can’t get along sometime. Thank goodness we don’t have feathers, but I have seen a few “hair pulling” before. I am sure none of you would ever be involved in such an act.
The Hubby and I looked them up in our bird book and I just had to know which were male and female. It surprised me to see how Mother Nature has created a bird with white feathers around his neck just to make it look like a little white bib under his chin. He is the prettiest. You see I did say “HE”. That’s not fair; the female should take that honor! The female is so plain, not a pretty feather on her face or neck. Both male and female have a ring around each eye. It almost looks like makeup. But they both have a teal blue strip on their “backside”. Can you just imagine examing a birds “backside”. REALLY. Wouldn’t it be nice to get up each morning and not have to put on makeup, comb our hair and try to look pretty all the time? Not have to jump in your car and go to work? Ducks have all the fun.
Now after all this time my hubby has spent looking after the ducks, he has a little problem with his flock. He has been feeding them in the driveway near the lake. Today, he said, “No more feeding the ducks.”
They are pooping on the dock. We just can’t have “poopy” on the dock! I told him, why don’t you put up a sign “No pooping on the dock.” Yep, I got that look again, the one that means “You crazy woman!” I just laughed. Of course I know ducks can’t read.
Well, since i have covered the miracle of rain and my buddies the “ducks”, I will say good bye
“till next time”!