Friday, September 15, 2023



If you live in, say, Wales, Scotland or anywhere else in the UK you might get a bit fed up with rain, "Oh, look, it's raining again, like it always does." True enough, but here in Texas it's a whole different story, we want rain. And sure enough we got some, for two days running. What bliss.

After Morning Prayer on the porch it seemed good to go for a stroll in the deluge, and deluge it was as thunder rolled, dark, low clouds blew in from the West and rain crashed down from the sky. And there I was, grinning under an umbrella on the way to the Pick 'n Steal as day turned to night. 

Typical London Street Scene

The women at the PnS were caught up in the apocalyptic excitement of the thing too, fast-talking Mexican while they made up breakfast burritos on the sizzling griddle of the shop. It was like a party in there, all thanks to the rain, and I loved it.

I would have loved one of those burritos too, cheap and delicious, but settled for coffee in an RTIC 20 oz tumbler, which does the same thing as its Yeti equivalent for a fraction of the price, and headed back to the Compound. In the rain. Beautiful.

The skywater's stopped for now and humming birds hover about trumpet vine while swarms of iridescent green June Bugs fly low over the ground, and all is well. Our Weather Shamans tell us there'll be more rain tomorrow and this too is good.

Wake of the Flood,



LindaG said...

Glad to see you got some rain, Parson. Most of the rain is missing us, but I am thankful for what we have gotten. :)
You all be safe and God bless.

LSP said...

Bless you too, Linda, you've been in my prayers.

LL said...

There used to be a Fort Bliss in Texas, but it may have been renamed by now.

Wild, wild west said...

I could not have resisted that burrito, myself.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin on beer, taco trucks are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Thinking said...

You are not supposed to say so in polite company, but Joe Biden is no longer fit to be President of the United States. It would be a lot better for America, and for the rest of the free world, were he to step down early for reasons of ill-health, or at the very least not stand again for the presidency.

LSP said...

I think it's still there, LL. Yep, it's still there, just checked. Obviously Bliss wasn't related to Lee, Jackson, Hood or any other of our great generals.

LSP said...

Man, I do love a good, homemade, fresh breakfast burrito, Wild. So tasty.

LSP said...

Thinking, I couldn't agree more, throw out that bad rubbish, but who will replace it?