Friday, May 11, 2007

Shades of Green

Happy is the man who learns from nature the lesson of worship.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Have you ever noticed that right after it rains the range of green (and other colors) is so much more pronounced? I don't know if it's the still-grey skies or the damp and almost-black bark of the trees or what, but I love the kaleidoscope of colors that pops out after a rain storm. And I also love all the rain we've been blessed with this spring (minus the flooding incidents - don't love that).

Casey puts on a noise-maker at night to help him fall asleep - either the ocean or a rain storm or something like that. I'm usually asleep way before he puts it on and I need little assistance falling asleep anyway. But lately, with all the nighttime storms, we've just been listening to that instead. I love a good thunderstorm. The lightning and thunder has never made me fearful - it's actually soothing to me. Of course, I suppose those that have experienced negative effects of a storm have reason to count those sounds as less than soothing. Let's hope that never happens to me because I really like to enjoy the storms.

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