Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Look At The Bright Side

We've had lots of rain, which is dreary and wet and keeps lots of humidity in the air.  We've actually had a fire in the wood stove to try to dry the place out...makes it quite warm, but drier, even if just for a little while.  The sun makes it through though...a little here and a little there...and looking at the bright side, everything is so lush and rich, velvety green!

These pretty wild Black Eyed Susan's are blooming all along the creek.
 

But the best part of all this rain is that our creek, which has always had sections of small waterfalls, is now a rushing, gushing fall...
...and the sound is mesmerizing and melodious...listen for yourself (if you are receiving this by email click on the post title to watch/listen)...this is standing at the creek...
...and this is taken with me standing on the deck just outside our bedroom window, looking down at the same spot...you can see the creek just to the left of the tree...

...every day this liquid music plays in the background as we work and or play, and each night we are lulled to sleep by the steady flow...the bright side!

Remember I told you about a mouse building a nest in our grill?  Well, she never came back...I'm sure she found a more suitable place to call home...can't say I'm too disappointed, though it would have been cool to see her family progress...so I cleaned the nest out of the grill and sterilized it...c'est la vie!

PS...it's raining again with a little roll of thunder in the distance...more water for the creek!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
Lise

4 comments:

richies said...

Even though we had terrible flooding just over a month ago we are now in need of rain here in Western Arkansas.
An Arkies Musings

Dad/Pepere said...

Nothing quite like the musical sounds of a "babbling brook"! Hugs!

Lise said...

Sure wish I could share some of our moisture richies.

True dad, hugs back!

Vicki Lane said...

Hi, Lise-- thanks for stopping by my blog. We took the big step away from suburban life back in '75 and have never regretted it. Hurrah for the mountains!