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1440 {29} :: in spite of the rain


i’m sitting here, listening to the rain pour down, here in the south.


i left the back door open, even though it’s january 30th.


because it’s 68 degrees out and i can hear birds singing.

through the sound of the rain.


i wonder how it is that they sing while the rain pours down? don’t they feel it, the cold and wet, burning into their little hollow bodies? still, i hear them. and it’s the same song they sing on warm spring mornings. they sing as if it’s not raining.


maybe they don’t notice the rain.


maybe they don’t know it will be below freezing again tomorrow. that we’re expecting snow on the heels of 68 degrees.


or maybe they notice it, but pay it no mind. there’s too much to sing about, too much to do, too much living to be had in spite of this rain.


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  • January 31, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Angela - What great perspective! We had a warm front but the snow is coming our way too. Have a great weekend, friend!

  • January 31, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - You make it look so pretty!! We’ve got the nasty rainy weather today. I am ready to see the sun!

  • January 31, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Stephanie - Lovely! Needed this!

  • January 31, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    Amy Avery - What a beautiful post Patty! If only we all could sing our songs loudly in spite of “whatever” because there was too much living to do. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and sing lots of songs out loud!

  • February 1, 2013 - 12:19 am

    Pieces of Sunshine - Beautifully expressed and captured. Yes we must keep singing and living despite the rain – and the floods from which we narrowly escaped this week.

  • February 1, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Tiaras & Tantrums - we had 4 days of rain and the temp peaked at 62 degrees! Unheard of in Jan here! Today – 18 degrees with a windshield of -9! FREEZING right now!!!

  • February 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Kim Cunningham - Refreshing! Spring is on the way!

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Laurie - You are a better woman than me…when it rains…I just want to curl up in bed with a book. No camera girl for me:) Great pics.

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Dina@4LettreWords - It’s certainly been crazier than normal this year. Lovely shots of the rain, Patty!

  • February 1, 2013 - 1:32 pm

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  • February 1, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Kim Stevens - And who knew that rain could be such a great photo op! I now love when it rains just enough to capture it in a photo but not enough to still get wet on my covered front porch!

  • February 4, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    Brenna D (@chicagomama) - Beautiful photos of such a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing. Oh , how I wish my doors could be opened up today 🙂

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