R is for Riding Out the Storm

raindrops on pink cherry blossoms
Raindrops on noses and whiskers on kittens

The storms that trudged through our area yesterday did not take down all the pretty blossoms, as I’d feared. The trees rode out the storms with more grace than children and bloggers who didn’t want to stay inside all day.

This morning, well after sunrise, one more quick rain squall stopped by long enough for us to doubt our plans for the park. But, happily, it all breezed away and the weather was nice for the rest of the day.

storm clouds, blue sky and tree blossoms
Tricky spring weather. See you later, storm!


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

Sunshiny Flowers

I have no idea what these are called. I saw them for sale at the farm when I picked strawberries.

yellow and orange flowers
Pretty little balls of sunshine

It’s a cool, cloudy day today and these were a nice treat for the eyes.

yellow and orange flowers
All of the color, none of the heat

It’s nice to get a break from the humidity we’ve endured lately. Finally, it rained and stayed cold for the entire  day. For the past week or so, we’ve been teased with what seemed like a few minutes rain in the morning, and then waited in vain for it to come back as the humidity and temperature rose until nighttime. Today’s rain didn’t last long, but as least it has remained cool and breezy. Nice to open up all the windows and get some fresh air.