Woke up at 6am this morning to the sound of distant thunder and RAIN! Omg, rain, real proper rain, not just a light drizzle for a few minutes. How can I get so excited about rain? After 2 months of drought conditions, weeks of hearing the distressed cries of starving cows and having to fetch water every day to try and keep the veggies alive, this is such a blessed relief. Our three rain butts are filling up, the ground is getting a proper soaking, so we won't have to water the veggies for a couple of days, and maybe, just maybe, the fields around us will turn from a burnt yellow/orange to a little bit of green here and there.
This is our view this morning, gorgeous grey, yay -
I hope my painting stands up to the rain, lol -
Hector's favourite outdoor water bowl has filled up and is blowing bubbles -
There are tiny little puddles in the hollows of the large stones outside the door -
So here I sit with a smile on my face, watching the rain dripping down -
Mustn't forget to announce the winner of the little flash giveaway, must I? The name picked out of the hat is -
I can't find an email addy for you, Lesley, so please contact me with your addy and I'll get your win on the way to you.
My family is arriving on the weekend, and I am so very happy to have them ALL here at our cottage in France for the very first time. I think I might just have to have another giveaway in a week or two, so stay tuned :-).