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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

RAIN! And A Little Happy Music

I know, I don't usually post on Tuesdays.


It's a Happy Tuesday.  We had a three and half inches of rain last night! With lots of lightening and thunder. YEAH! The trees and wild flowers will LOVE it. The river and creeks are UP.

Here are some before and after pictures of the creek near our house.

 This past summer, 2011. Looking northwest.

After last night's rain. Water is actually flowing over the little dam.

This past summer, 2011. Looking southeast. The bald cypress on the left is high and dry.

After last night's rain.

It's amazing what a few inches will do.
We need more, but we'll surely take what we've been given.

It's makes me so happy I decided to share this video with you. The music is by Jamsie and the Happy Seven playing traditional music from the Virgin Islands. The pictures are of St. Thomas, probably during the 1940's and 50s, around the time when I was a kid growing up there. In the pictures the people appear to be poor, but we were all RICH with family, friends and culture. No one went without.



  1. Great video. I really like your blog!

  2. Hallelujah! You got RAIN!!!

    Great video and even better to be rich in family, friends and culture.

  3. aaaaa, sweet rain. So happy you were blessed with that finally.
    Love listening to the island music and watching the old-time scenes, too!

  4. Hurray for rain! Finally! Those photos say it all--you folks have had a tough, dry time with that drought. Here's hoping for more renewal and happiness!

  5. I love rain and thunderstorms are awesome! The pictures you shared were so interesting. It looks so nice with more water in the river (but not flooded). I adore the music clip you included. It made me get up and dance!!! Such a happy song. :)


  6. I saved this post until I had a chance to watch the video. I knew it would be worth it, I'm smiling away now :-)

    And yay for much needed rain!

  7. Glad you got some rain! I'm off to watch the clip now ...


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