Friday, August 19, 2011

anna: microscope heart

this week's microscope heart post comes from the lovely miss anna from my aiken heart. anna lives in south carolina with her man mike, sweet pets bella and buffalo. besides being gorgeous and super sweet, anna is a talented photographer and home redecorator--check out her blog to see the transformation on her home!

Rain is one of those things I never miss. In South Carolina, we can go days, weeks even, and sometimes longer without a drop. I'm used to it. Considering how well-known the south's afternoon storms are, it is surprising how frequently we can manage to go without one. Rain is something I'm never really aware of when it's been missing for a while. I don't sit around and wonder when the next storm will come. Because of the humidity, it almost always seems to me like we live in a tropical rain forest, even when it's been dry for a while.

But then there are those days, few and far between, that I get caught in a summer rainstorm. And even more rare are the days that I get caught in a summer rainstorm and don't curse the heavens for ruining my plans. It is on those infrequent days when I actually welcome the rain that I feel genuine peace.

When warm, wet drops of water hit my skin and send tingles up my spine and goosebumps down to my toes. When I forget about how crazy my hair is going to look in 10 minutes. When I decide not to be angry about ruining my leather sandals, or when I stop caring about leaving my umbrella at home. Days when I run through puddles with my puppy. Days when I can sit on the couch and watch the drops hit our windows without worrying about making it somewhere on time in the weather. Days when I stop trying to be a mature adult and remember that it's perfectly okay to race twigs in the gutter or get mud on my shorts.

It's the days when I stop fighting and just appreciate the fact that I'm breathing...that I am lucky enough to be able to feel these sometimes unwelcome rain drops on my face and that I have a wonderful man playing in the rain by my side (metaphorically speaking).

 Aforementioned Wonderful Man


thank you, anna! be sure to check out her blog and leave her some love!

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Thisisme. said...

Lovely post about the rain from Anna today. I'm afraid that we get more than our fair share of it over here in England where I live :(, so it is always a bit of a curse to us. But then, if we didn't have it, we wouldn't have the lovely greenery that is always around us, so I mustn't complain. I will pop over to say hallo to Anna.

Ana Magdalena said...
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Ana Magdalena said...

there are very few things as refreshing as a good rainy day.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I havent played in the rain in quite some time. I think during the next rainy day (which should be tomorrow) I will have to get a little wet and pop around in the puddles. :)

Erika Lee Sears said...

love that top fav type of rain is when it's real warm outside and it just pours. :)

meg fee said...

love this series, and love the stuff in the shop--especially that last blue dress!

Michelle @ rockMYroll said...

Small thing i love...someene making me a hot drink and has it waiting for me when i arrive at work in the morning.

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