Tuesday, January 19, 2016

It's Pouring Today

It's raining hard
here today.
We've had a lot of
rain lately in California,
and we sure need
every bit of it.
(all the pics were taken from
inside my car.  That's how
hard the rain was coming down.)
They're still building
homes in my neighborhood.
But not today.
So thankful for shelter.



Stephanie said...

Sweet Sheri, I am so glad you are getting some rain! And it looks so pretty trickling down the windows.

Stay warm and dry, sweet friend. Love to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks like a cold rain but it's great when it's needed. We could use some here in this part of Florida too....but not today I hope! Hugs!

Beauty Follower said...

WOnderful photos!


Susie said...

Sheri, I adore the rainy day pictures. I know all of California needs rain...but now in moderation, in some areas. We are freezing here Sheri. The snow is coming in tonight late. We may get about 1-3 inches ...because of this cold it will last too. I am thankful for a nice home too. The street people of Indy have been going to the shelters these past few evenings. Wish we had more places. First of all who would be a street person in a cold area...not me girl. ...if I had to live on the streets , it would have to be a warmer place than Indiana. Blessings to you and yours, love you, xoxo,Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so happy you are getting the much needed rain in California, Sheri! Your photos tell quite a story. We are experiencing a very cold day and predictions of snow for the weekend. Some folks would rather get rain, but I'm still a kid about the snow. Enjoy a cozy afternoon! ♥

a writing place said...

It must be wonderful, to have rain. But not so much fun, on the other side. You need it. But it's rather depressing. And damp. And wet. Let's not forget 'wet'! ,-)))

Get yourself in and stay in. Watch it fall. It's quite lovely, dripping down a window. And think of how happy the land is, to drink it in.

Gentle hugs...

Linda said...

I absolutely love your rain photos, Sheri!!! Here in Montreal it is very cold, -25, I think, and the winds are very strong, too!

20 North Ora said...

Sheri - Love rain photos. We've had quite a bit of rain also. But, now, it's just cold!


It's me said...

Here in Holland it is freezing...and we have had snow last weekend....brrrrrrrrrr i do not like cold...happy week love Ria x

Mary Smither said...

It's getting ready to snow here in KY
and it's very cold! January and February needs to hurry up and get on out of here.

Nice photo's Sheri! I hope you have a good week!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So glad that you are getting the rain. Hardly nay here in So CA. it peters out by the time it get down here - just s few sprinkles.
Love the pictures Sheri.

Lucy martin said...

I'm glad for shelter too, It is extremely cold, windy and snowy here. A good night to cuddle up and stay warm indoors...

Carla from The River said...

I am so happy it is raining in California. I know how much it is needed. I am also thankful for shelter. It is so good to be warm and cozy.
Enjoy the rain,

LoveT. said...

Rain Rain Rain .. now the Lake have Water, right? :)

lovely Greetings <3

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Rain, rain, yes, we need RAIN... No rain here this week, but we have had some.. Poor little Zoe, I put her yellow slicker on to go out in the rain and she just STANDS there.. teeee.. She is not crazy about the rain..
Jasper, on the other hand, loves the rain...
Have a great day, love the photos!

Regine Karpel said...

Like it

Kerri said...

Its been a rainy winter here in Florida too. I believe you need the rain in California. We now have cold winter weather, finally!! Hope you are having a blessed week.


Susie Swanson said...

Glad you're getting some much needed rain but hope you don't get to much of a good thing. Hugs and love, xo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How sweet are you to send Martha Ellen over... I think she is off to a great start with her needle felting... Dear little lambs!

Deserae said...

Beautiful photos....I especially love the ones of the trees!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri what a beautiful drive I took along with you in the rain. Your photographs are stunning, I felt I was right there. I love the sound of rain and I can imagine living in California it's the sweetest sound.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love the sound of rain....Lovely photos with all the pretty raindrops. We are having a rainy week, too. Yes, it is so good to have shelter. We are blessed, for sure. Hugs to you xo Karen

Sherry said...

yep. sideways and every which ways rAin!!! and wind too.. 45mph. we have some downed branches (good size ones) and a pooch who absolutely refused to go potty outside for a really long time. wink. i made soup for dinner. seemed only right.

Paiges Pages said...

Sometimes I like rain!:) the pics are neat!

Marijana said...

Lovely photos dear Sheri! Here in Serbia we have a lot of snow.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

God knows we need and LOVE to be cocooned in our places of respite. And on a chilly, raining day, there's nothing better than a cozy chair, a fire, a cup of tea, a book, a nap. Enjoy it all my friend!

francis said...

too much is always 'a thing ". we had lots of rain too . Every day I was getting my granddaugther out of school evryone was wet wet wet .
I do love your pictures taken from the inside of the car to show the rain .
That is so beautiful. You are a beautiful soul , the way you describe the envirement and the influence of the rain . being grateful for shelter .In Holland bikes are a very important mean of transport . we have a small country and all is flat . we have cycletracks everywhere . For a long time I had no car and cycling was my way of transport . cycling in the rain well I did that for many many many years . Each day to work and to my home . It's very dutch .
NOW however I do have a car and and I do not work anymore .....
But everytime I drive while its raining I am so grateful . I am >

Karen said...

Thankful for the rain there. I have a granddaughter in Fresno.

a writing place said...

Re: Your comment in my blog...

"Also, I wanted to tell you, I love the change to the pop-up comments. It's so much easier to comment, and wish more of my blog friends had it. :)"

Why don't you do a post, saying this? :-)

Bet lots of gals don't even know what kind of comment setting, they have, on their blogs. And if this was pointed out to them, they might check. And change to the pop-up.

Which is the most convenient way to set our comments. :-)

Gentle hugs...

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I love rain and the way it makes everything so cozy and so green!
I just know that California welcomes rain.
Thank you for sharing one of Mother Nature's finest gifts.

Bety said...

Great photos dear Sherс! There are so cozy pictures of rain from the protected warm room. I love the rain, of course, not the one who brings bad luck to people. I love the one that refreshes, makes the grass green and the flowers makes Te bloom and the fields are harvested.

Susan said...

Hello Sheri....Looks like a downpour! Can you send me your mailing address via email? Mine is writingstraightfromtheheart@gmail.com. Thanks dear Shari. Have a good Thursday. Susan

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri.

Lovely post and the photos you shared are so good.
We have had some much needed rain here too and has been good for the garden and water tanks.
Many thanks for the kind visit and for visiting my blog and taking a look at my daughters video and your kind note you left.
Thanks for your friendship and hope you are enjoying the week

Aida said...

Glory be to God for the rain you are getting Sheri. That is truly a blessing for your State as I heard you had some few months of drought.
Doesn't that feel refreshing when the rains come? It's invigorating and renewing to see those big drops of pure liquid joy hitting the grounds, the soil and every parts of the trees and plants.
Apologies for not visiting often enough. I hope you are having a good week, and also happy new year to you too.


Lowcarb team member said...

I always think there is something nice about being behind a window and watching the rain ...
We've had it quite cold with some frosty days, but I don't mind those sort of days, wrap up warm and enjoy a walk.

Do hope your week is going well

All the best Jan

Jody and Stan said...

I love when it rains in San Diego, I could watch it for hours! Looking through your car window gives another perspective of how peaceful it makes you feel.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Sheri

Aah, you've captured such lovely photos of the rain.
I've tried many times to do the same but they've never been very good!
Where I live in New Zealand it's Summer and a long hot one at that!
We've had a few rainy days which I enjoy as my garden is parched and soaks each and every luscious drop up.
We all need life-giving water to survive so I don't mind the rain - even in Summer!

I read a few posts back and see you have a wedding to plan - now that's exciting!
Following you now so I'll be back soon.
Warm hugs

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Sheri! We are in a frozen tundra here in Ohio!! We're really bundling up to keep warm. Great photography embracing the rain. blessings for a wonderful New Year, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Yes Sheri, it has been raining a lot. We need it badly, so I am happy. Love seeing the rain photos. Stay cozy. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sheri
Glad you liked one of my recent posts 'Dust If You Must' ...yes, do feel free to use the poem, I have always liked it ... and I think many readers will to!

We have rain in my part of the UK today

Hope you are having a lovely Friday
Take Care

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Rain, rain, go away!