I like rain. I like rain a lot, and certainly more than I like snow, so when we start getting rain in Iowa, that means that spring is here. You could probably tell from the flowers blooming all over our garden, or the plethora of bees and birds that seem to be floating around dizzily here and there. But I like to tell by the rain.
There is nothing better, in my opinion, than sitting in a freshly cleaned room on a rainy day, whilst reading a good book or knitting, or, if you can manage it, reading and knitting at the same time. While it's not a great day for photographs (which is why you get another painting. This one is from my Badlands Trip in 2007.) It's excellent weather for appreciating the smell of the air outside, sitting indoors with a window cracked, and getting things done.
I feel like I've gotten a lot 'done' lately. School is coming to a close for another year (thank goodness) and all of our projects have to be turned in and done, all of our finals will soon be wrapped up and finished, and then we can pack everything in our lives up and move somewhere, whether it's home, or to a new apartment, or for a few people, to the first place in their new, graduated existences. Spring is a beacon of new movement and new things and new beginnings. Hopefully it'll be the beginning of more blog writing, project-making and inward focusing for me.