After dillydallying, procrastinating, beating about the bush, giving scores of false alarms, making promises by the dozen and then backtracking, the clouds finally condescended to give of their bounty to us needy souls late last night. Rain poured luxuriously down, kissing roofs and branches alike, splashing dusty leaves and dustier eaves, slithering down tree trunks and walls seductively to be deliciously lapped up by the parched earth. It was music to ears, a lullaby that caressed you to a dreamless and uninterrupted sleep. Well, almost uninterrupted should I say, for the dog had to play spoil sport and rouse me.
Determined not to wake myself up fully, so that I could get back to my sleep as soon as Luci was done, I had one eye still tightly shut. Out of the other partially open one that I used to navigate the room, I observed the dog and found her standing still, staring at the open door as if puzzled, ‘Does Mom want me to go out at this time of the night, and that too when its raining?’ Oh yeah, blame me, the one who you woke up and opened the door for you too, you whatchamacallit dog! I didn’t want to lose any more sleep on a dog who couldn’t make up her mind and so shut the door and went back to curl up in my bed, and thankfully, so did she.
©Shail Mohan 2017
Ah, the rain … how we long for it to come thundering down. Our season for rain is nearing its end though and the town’s main storage dam is only 41% full compared with 70% last year! Celebrate the rain and remember during wet days ahead that it has been long awaited.
We are still in summer, Anne. These are the infrequent summer showers/thunderstorms. The rainy season proper starts in June. And I love June and July!
Aah. You have no idea what your first paragraph did to me. If I didn’t cry, it is only because I just had lunch and its hard to cry when the stomach is full.
Rain…it’s going to be months before we see any here.
Awww! We have gone back to getting stewed, if that is any consolation. 😉
Lol, and yes, it is rather hard to cry on a full stomach. Rofl.
Parul Thakur said:
How much we all love rains! Lovely way to describe the joy of getting in the bed when it rains 🙂
Luci – Don’t wake Mommy up!
Rain is magical! ❤
It’s a rainy day here, too. Smart dog — sometimes peeing isn’t worth getting cold and wet in the middle of the night.
Yeah, she’s one smart cookie 🙂
Oho Luci, trying to decide whether or not to trouble mom 😉 (based on pic).
Hehe. Yeah 😉