Weather Woes

September here in Delaware has been downright wet. When it hasn’t been raining, the humidity has made us feel like we’re breathing water. We’ve reluctantly turned the air conditioners back on when we would normally be throwing open all the windows and freshening our spaces. The grass is growing at rates we can’t keep up with, and the month seems to be flowing by as quickly as the waters around here.

It’s been downright…awkward. Out of the norm. We had an earthquake here on the east coast, Hurricane Irene, and the weather in general has just been out of whack. We don’t know how to dress in the morning, the weather changes in an instant, and we all feel out of sorts. Our definition of “normal” is nowhere to be found, and it’s a bit uncomfortable. Fall is the season of change anyway, and this one has been particularly unpredictable.

It’s a gorgeous day today as I write this, pretty much the only nice day we’ve had in a while, but the forecast has rain on it for the next 5 days. Seriously? There’s a reason I don’t live in Seattle.¬† I’m rather fond of the sunshine…

But alas, sometimes nature throws us some challenges, and sometimes she blesses us with her sunshine and brilliant colors. I have noticed far more rainbows this year than any other I can recall, and those are always so exquisite. So I guess we’ll have to look for those rainbows again this week and bring our own sunshine in the form of smiles and kindness instead. I’ll try to think of the rain as a way of clearing the air and nourishing the soil for what’s coming in the future. It’s soggy now, but we might prefer to have plenty of water than not enough. It is, after all, the basis of life on this planet.

May the storms be gentle and followed by rainbows in every facet of your life this week…

Love & Light,



About earthgrl

Herbalist, Naturalist, and Reiki Master posts her observations, musings, and hard-earned wisdom about the natural world and how it speaks to our spirit and heals us, inside and out.
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