Luxie and I are celebrating the fact that we finally got some rain with some cloudy weather moody shots. These were taken with some soft cloudy light coming in the dining room window. Luxie and I love Moody Photos.
I practically got tears in my eyes yesterday when it started raining. I absolutely hate running the sprinklers. It seems like every time I do, I have to reinvent the wheel. Move them a little this way, a little that way, adjust the knob. Then I set the timer on my watch for one hour and then go back out and do it all over again, until I've covered as much of the yard and flower beds as I can.
I usually start at 6am and finish around 11. It ruins my whole morning.
It doesn't help that the neighbors on each side of us have installed underground sprinklers that pop up and begin watering while I'm out there hot and sweaty dragging the hose that invariable either gets knotted up or caught on something.
I consider installed underground sprinklers the ultimate in luxury and *when* I win the lottery, I am getting some. Noticed I said "when" and not "if" - positive thinking here. Though I am not getting any younger and I really would like to win very very soon so I have plenty of time to enjoy it. And, enjoy my new sprinklers.
Also, I know that this rain is causing such hardships for those in Louisiana and the people there are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. It seems wrong to be celebrating something here that is bringing hardship elsewhere, but we so desperately needed the rain.
My artsy photo is again using Topaz Labs.