Wednesday, April 27, 2011

as the storm brewed and my soul stirred






around these parts, the air is pregnant with humidity and the threat of a downpour. the elms dance in the eight o'clock twilight and as the sun sets, the road quiets. lamps turn on and the blue glow of television streaming from old ranch houses is seen from sidewalk vantage points. and i shut down. change into something that doesn't involve a tight, high waist or skinny stilettos. something with elastic and give and cotton. and i sit and wait. for the drops to sprinkle on the roof and feel again God's promise, that He will wash all things new. even this little old house and the people in it.

15 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

Beautiful setting and beautiful post. Happy Wednesday! :o)

sarah nicole said...

Isn't spring such a lovely time? I feel so renewed, too.

xo,

Sarah

Thisisme. said...

My little Pablo!! What a super photo. I've missed him. Hope you get some relief from the humidity soon. Lots of my blogging friends over there seem to be talking about really bad storms being threatened. Hope all will be well in your little corner of the world!

Laura Darling said...

I love big storms on a spring night. Something cozy about them, and the world feels so clean and fresh when it's all over!

the southern hostess said...

Love this post! The weather has been the same way here in New York.

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

What a beautiful scene. Nothing tight or fake, but real and elastic...down-to-earth cotton. That's something to appreciate the rain for...renewing what's real.

Beautiful, beautiful writing! :)
(And photos! I love your pup and those quiet scenes...it totally feels like a poem in photographs!)

heart like mine said...

everything in me breathed a sigh of relief when i read this. "He will wash all things new."

what a beautiful promise.

chambanachik said...

Sitting and waiting...beautiful.

wilybrunette said...

oh lord i love visiting your blog. its like breathing when i come here--air for the lungs and the soul.

grace said...

i love the feeling of the moments before the rain, and you've captured the feeling perfectly- yet again :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautifully written, Courtney!

XO,
Jane

M. said...

so pretty. so glad he's making me new.

xoxo

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love these kinds of evenings. I just love them because they are supposed to happen in small doses - we're getting an abundance of them here!

Ana* said...

the air seems to be pregnant with humidity here as well, I don't like it but I take humidity over snow without second guessing :)

oh friend, you are like a fountain of wisdom. I look forward to reading your blog every day.

Amber Blue Bird said...

pretty pics, I love the lighting in each one. I miss good ole storms.

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