rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Unstormy Rain

I'm listening to rain spatter the mulberry leaves. There are more of them to be spattered now. Only a few nights ago there was still more sky than tree, but tonight I noticed only a few patches of moonlit cloud were visible amid the dark mass of leaves, and the lines of twigs and branches are gone, engulfed by the foliage. They make the gentle spring rain almost as loud as the downpours of winter. Yesterday afternoon was a time of steady sprinkles, and evening brought the scent of wood smoke from some nearby fireplace. The faster rain which is now falling did not begin until late, after the moon had set and the clouds gone dark. Until then, the crickets sang, undeterred by the soft drizzle. If they are singing still, I cannot hear them above the clatter of raindrops striking leaves. Stepping outside, I see that the clouds have swept low and, as they drift, veil and unveil the tops of the taller pines. Should they settle lower still, We will have one of those delightful foggy rains. Standing on the porch, I can see the shaft of light my window spills which illuminates the low branches of the mulberry tree. The leaves quiver as the raindrops strike them, and the falling water sparkles. I put my hand out, and the drops which land on it are no colder than a cat's wet nose.

  • Reset Fifty, Day Thirteen

    No plumbers again Tuesday, but their absence gave me a chance to take along afternoon and evening nap. Perhaps I misunderstood the message I got…

  • Reset Fifty, Day Twelve

    Monday morning the plumbers did not arrive, and I went back to bed, then was wakened around half past eleven with the news that they were coming…

  • Reset Fifty, Day Eleven

    Do I have to do today? Can't I just go into a nice coma until the end of the week when it gets a bit less hot? I think I Might be as miserable as…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.