Friday, September 26, 2008

If I were Diana Krall...

What do you think about this fabulous rose that greeted me this morning?
Happy Friday, everyone! It's a relaxing day for me. There is a gentle rain falling and I have lots of work to do in my studio. I am categorizing crystals and finishing a new design.
Earlier this morning, I just couldn't resist grabbing my camera to document some of the serenity in my sleepy and very thirsty garden. Here in the drought-stricken South Carolina Upstate, our lakes have been way below normal. Our rainfall level has been 20 inches below normal for months. An unnamed storm made landfall on the Carolina coast last evening and pushed north-westward, bringing gusty winds to my neighborhood that took down some branches, nothing major. An absolutely glowing line of yellow marigolds that frame my tomato and herb garden met my eyes as I stepped outside. It is so lovely to finally have some rain to speak of. Folks around here have taken to calling this part of the country The Desert Southeast. I do hope the birds and critters are loving this as much as I am. If I were Diana Krall, I'd sing The Gentle Rain. Oh, what the heck, I'm gonna do it anyway. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

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