Much of the states have been having a rather dry summer. Here in PA, we might not be as dry as most states, but we have still been having dry weather. I've seen corn fields with corn hardly above 2 feet and I've seen fields with the corn waving their tassels majestically in the wind above my head. Some areas have brittle brown grass while other areas have green grass lacking in lushness.
Why write of the dry woes of summer? How does that make you feel good? Well, last night I heard this noise... drip, drip, plunk, CRACK, crussssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh. With a few flashes of lightning and a couple cracks of thunder rain was upon us. It started as a couple of large drops and turned into the heavens opening up wide. It rained into the morning hours here. Some areas received 1.5 inches an hour.
This morning there is still a fine mist falling from the sky and the temp is set to hit a high of 70*. To think that just a few days ago we were in the 90's! Isn't God funny?
So, today I sigh a breath of relief as the earth is watered by the heavens and life is restored to the dry and brittle land.