Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rainy Day Pics



Wow, it rained all day yesterday and it continues this morning. I thought it was finished but it's persistent. I just stepped outside and the rain still falls and covers everything with it's cleansing body. Yesterday I drove in hopes of capturing some of the rare rain with my camera. I ended up snapping a few shots through my windshield instead. It was kinda fun watching the cars next to me laughing at me taking pictures like a tourist. Lake Havasu City rarely looks like this. It is a welcome change. In a month we will all be pulling weeds I'm sure.




Coming up the hill to our house. You can see the clouds covering the sky. It's definitely filled me with that old familiar melancholic blood. I know it's always lurking and the rain can bring that out full force. I could never live in a state like Washington where it rains so much. Or Alaska where it's dusk all day and night sometimes. I need the sunshine like I need food and water. It feeds me.





It is a blessing to have such a beautiful view surrounding us. We can see the lake clearly from the front and back of the house. I don't take it for granted. I love to sit and watch the changes through the window. Even from my spot on the couch with my laptop I can see clearly outside. I don't even have to wear my contacts anymore. My eyes have been healed and I can see it all clear as day now. And though most of my own personal things are packed in the garage, what is left is a part of me here too. T's pictures of Jimmy on the walls and the gargoyles watching over us protectively have become a part of my history and my world.








Prada was content to stare at the Roadrunner for hours. The Roadrunner was persistent in pecking the window in hopes that the nice Lion would feed her some meatballs. This old bird has been a part of this household for years. T. has continued on with the tradition that Grandma left here when she died. It makes me smile to see her being so loving when at first glance she looks so mean and scary. Most people would never think she could be such a sweet spirit. But I wouldn't still be here if that part of her didn't exist.

Today we will watch some more TV, maybe catch Peyton Manning at the Pro Bowl. I'm not sure we're up to football though after last weeks loss. I think I'll whip up some Queso (Velveeta and Ro-tel) to dip our corn chips into. Blow my diet after working so hard all week. Naw, I'll eat in moderation. And for dinner we will warm up some of the delicious chili I made last night.

We'll finish off the night watching The Girls Next Door (double episodes woot!) and The L Word. Snuggle in bed like we did last night and just enjoy each other. Life feels so beautiful right now, despite the melancholy knocking on my door. I can't help but feel a sense of dread just waiting... waiting.....

I hope I can keep it at bay awhile longer...

17 comments:

Dorrie said...

your recent posts have all been so positive!

I'm with you about the sunshine and wonder often why I'm still living in this weather-dreary country. But an occassional rain can be very cleansing (besides helping against water rationing).

Xanadu said...

Rain can have the same effect on people as snow. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. This year it reared its ugly head early in the season. We've had a brutal Winter, but rain also makes me depressed.

I love the picture of the roadrunner. First time I saw one was when we were in San Diego. I had them pictured to be huge birds with long legs (like the cartoon) and they were very amusing to watch.
Think of the positive things in your life to keep the melancholy feeling behind locked doors. Hugs.

MauritaMason said...

Really enjoyed the photos! I'd love to be in Arizona even if it's raining.

Velveeta and Ro-tel is one of my favorite things!

greeneyes67 said...

Dorrie: I'm working on the positive slant. It's not that natural for me.. lol

Xanadu: They are funny birds aren't they??? Crack me up.

greeneyes67 said...

MM: I'm looking forward to the indulgence myself. I loves me some velveeta, even though it's filled with sodium!! Grrrr...

becomingkate said...

I'm feeling that melancholy too. I think I'm waiting for spring. Have a good one GE!

greeneyes67 said...

I think you have a ways to go Kate! It's really cold there. I couldn't live in it. I would DIE! lol

Pamela said...

Here's one thing we're different on! I absolutely love rainy days. I especially love big scary thunderstorms with torrential rain and lightening! I also like drizzly rainy days! Probably from my childhood back in Indiana!

OTOH...I am OVER the snowy days!!!

Bring on spring!

greeneyes67 said...

Rainy days always bring me down. Like Karen Carpenter.... lol

But it's still pretty to look at.

BenB said...

It's forecast to rain through tomorrow - it rained all night here and then stopped for a couple of hours and just now, started pouring again. I love the rain - we just don't get enough of it to make me not like it.

Maggsworld said...

It is lovely to lie in bed and listen to the rain and watch it all safe and warm. I am glad you have this oasis of calm and contentment. maggs

Maggsworld said...

It is lovely to lie in bed and listen to the rain and watch it all safe and warm. I am glad you have this oasis of calm and contentment. maggs

Maggsworld said...

It is lovely to lie in bed and listen to the rain and watch it all safe and warm. I am glad you have this oasis of calm and contentment. maggs

Cin said...

You do live in a very beautiful area:) I wish we got a little less rain and alot less wind! Happy Sunday:)

Doug said...

GE, stop worrying about what might be! :-) Have a good Sunday evening and enjoy what is, 'k?
*hugs*

Judy said...

Velveeta cheese dip, yummy yum!!!!

Now I'm gonna go eat a chocolate-covered Russell Stover Heart ...it's marshmellowy inside too.

Love your pictures, and your home is so pretty, and comfy looking!

**hugs**

Love ya!

~Judy

TuesdayPillow said...

I like those pictures. Rain is very cleansing to me and rarely depressing. Just remember that part of Washington is desert and we RARELY get rain around here. It is way too dry for my eyes and I miss the thunderstorms of Florida - sigh!