You all know how desperately we have been wishing for rain. Well, I am happy to tell you the monsoons have arrived! Some of you may not know that we are a monsoon climate up here in Truchas, NM, and summer is our rainy season. It started very late this year but we are now, finally, getting gorgeous thunder storms most every afternoon, bringing with them plenty of much-needed rain.
The forests, which were closed to all human activity, are reopened. We are all breathing a sigh of relief and the air is filled, not only with rain, but with celebration also, and not just from we humans. This land that has patiently waited is reaping the bounty the rains bring. Sunflowers have popped up all over my property. Grace Kane, a reader of the blog has said about them, “… they are so eager to BE.” So it is that we celebrate together, the people, the land, the things that grow, the birds and the beasts. We are joined in so many ways. Our need for water is just one.
I am reminded of a line in a song from a musical I saw in the 60s: “The hills are alive with the sound of music…” and, indeed, they are, and with the sweet nectar of the rain.
Love to you all,