Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Early Rains

"...and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth..." (Genesis 7).

We have had three big rains in the last three days. It's a little bit early for the rainy season to begin, but we're tired of dust and heat, so bring it on! It's been about five months since it last rained. The last few weeks have been very hot and muggy, so the rain definitely brought relief. I'm guessing that the temperature dropped from 90 degrees to 70 degrees. I had to go in search of a lightweight jacket, and those flannel sheets actually felt good last night.

For some reason, the change in weather made me want to exercise. The past two mornings I got up early and did some walking within our compound. It felt great. The first morning after the rain, Tobi and I spent some time observing changes that had taken place in nature. As we walked through the compound, we noticed that the Easter egg bugs were out. Now, I have no idea what these things are actually called, and I don't know anyone besides us who calls them that, but they come out every year around Easter time.

Tobi says he gets goosebumps just looking at them. They are curious little creatures.


Sandy said...

How very awesome! I am constantly amazed at the decoration God took time to do in the smallest places!

Do you mind if I borrow the photo? I teach a City and Guilds dressmaking class and part of that is design. I like to show them how easy it is to get inspiration for design where ever you look.

and for me, it just thrills me to the core to share a love of design with the Designer!

Thanks for showing it. I hope you enjoy the rain.
Sandy in the UK
oh, I just thought...perhaps you should get your quilting ladies to make up some patterns based on these insects. I have wondered how that ministry has been going with the trouble.

Mrs. O said...

Sandy, yes you may use the photo. Thanks for the ideas. soon I will blog about how the women are doing.

Sandy said...

Thanks so much!