Much needed rain was in the forecast for Sunday night and throughout the day on Monday. We were becoming discouraged as we watched the radar and saw storms to the west fall apart as they crossed lake Michigan. Throughout these days the National Weather Service forecast also changed with chances of rain diminishing from a 70% chance of rain to only a 20% chance that we would get any.
We were so happy Monday evening when the rain started to fall. We had just come from the gardens where I had taken many pictures, that I used in my previous post, and we picked Swiss chard, beets and cucumbers.
As the rain poured down we sat on the barn porch and offered prayers of thanks.
It rained for about 30 minutes or so.
And by the time it was done we had puddles on the driveway.
When the rain was coming to an end we looked to the east for a rainbow – the symbol of hope. The white spots are caused by rain drops. I know the one looks like the moon, but it is not.
It was a complete rainbow – I just couldn’t fit the entire thing in one photo.
The sun was low in the sky as the clouds moved out.
We are so thankful for this life- sustaining rain.
Note: In the early morning hours of Wednesday we had more rain arrive. It started sometime before 3:30 A.M., when my husband got up to let Ranger out, and ended around 6:30 A.M. Our garden should not need to be watered for a while now. 🙂
How has you weather been this summer?