This year’s hurricane season seems to be off to a roaring start. Already there have been 3 tropical storms in the Atlantic 1 in the Pacific and 1 official hurricane to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
As I write this, a new hurricane is nearing the Eastern coast of the United States and there are two more gathering strength in the Atlantic Ocean and headed our way.
It is almost unreal to watch these climatic phenomenon on a radar because they seem so unreal–unless you happen to be in its path.
While we did get hit with a Hurricane last year (Harvey)–and we are watching carefully–for now all we have received is rain. A lot of rain.
So while we watch and wait, I love the rain. I love to hear the thunder and I love lightning in the sky.
I can watch the rain for hours and enjoy the quiet it brings to the house.
Rainy days are wonderful for curling up with a book. They are good days to write, and sew and do crafting projects. Rainy days are good days to spend time with family and with our doggies.
Watching the rain through the window is relaxing and a wonder of mother nature. The trees seem to be smiling up to heaven as they drink the waters coming down.
And yet–I hope we are not in the path of another hurricane this year. I worry and watch those areas that are in a hurricane’s path and the hope the people living in those areas will escape the dangers.
Hurricanes after all are major storm systems that bring not just the beautiful rain but high winds and destruction. Watching these storms is imperative and getting out of its way a smart precaution to take.
With those thoughts I spend the rainy days thankful that the climate is ever changing and without the need for man to interfere–only to enjoy.