Tuesday, October 27, 2009

November Rain--Lenora Worth

I grew up in Georgia so the song "A Rainy Night in Georgia" is one of my favorites. And lately, it's been raining ... all over the world ... it seems. We've had a very wet fall in the South. Around Louisiana, there has been a lot of flooding. We're used to this in the spring but the fall? A little different. Of course, it always seems to rain a bit when we have two major events--a fall arts festival and the state fair. Both of these big outdoor productions sure do suffer when the weather is wet and cold. But there is something about a cool rainy day that just begs for a good book, some chocolate and a pot of hot tea or coffee. So I try to look for the blessings in this rain--the lush green of my potted plants before they get stored in a warm spot for the winter, the thankfulness of being warm and dry when I know others suffer all year long, and the ability to be able to read a good book on a day when no one wants to be outside. We know the sun will return and while this rain has caused many to suffer and lose property and crops, we know God sends the sun after the clouds are spent. And even though we're still in October, the dreariness of this rainy season makes me remember November and the changing of the seasons. Change is never easy and sometimes, even Mother Nature has a hard time accepting it, I think.

What is your favorite time of the year?

6 comments:

  1. I got to visit Lenora last weekend. It was great to see her and Shreveport was beautiful. That day the sun was shining even though the day before and after it was cloudy.

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  2. I've only been to Louisianna once, and I loved it. It was for the RWA conference. I think I paid money for a conference I didn't attend. I spent almost the whole time out exploring. The weather was beautiful. No rain.

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  3. Don't know about Nov. rain but we sure are getting Oct rain here in SC, But we need it, please enter me into the drawing for the book.


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  4. The last few days I could have done without the rain. It was too much after not enough and I sure hope it doesn't continue. But that's one of the things you have to put up with when you live where I do. I have a friend who lives in Shreveport and I enjoy visiting the area.

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  5. It rained again today but the sun came out later. I had a luncheon and then some errands to run so I was not in my office until late. It was kind of nice to get out of the house though. Hopefully, the rain will slow down for a while. But I can feel Winter just around the corner. I'm a warm weather girl most days. Oh, and I had so much visiting with Margaret and her friend and fellow writer Vickie McDonough. Margaret gave a great talk at our local ACFW chapter.

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  6. My Parents and sisters lived in Shreveport many years ago (before I was born--Georgia has been my only home,LOL!). ~ Thank you for the reminder to count our blessings even when the weather is rainy and dreary. We do have SO much to be thankful for!
    Blessings, Patti Jo :)

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