Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hayoreh--the first rain

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Rain already on Rosh Hashana?! Unheard of!

But this afternoon the sky quickly went from blue to gray.
Rain fell for the first time since last March!!

See the drops falling?!
I took shelter under a metal roof. What a sound, what a smell!

The ten-minute rainfall was enough to make a mud puddle.

Drops in a puddle never looked so good!
What a blessed way to start the new year. Let's pray for a rainy winter that will end our five-year drought.
More rain is predicted for tomorrow. Let's celebrate! Id mubarak to the Muslims ending Ramadan, shana tova to us Jews starting year 5770, and bon dimanche/good Sunday to the Christians.
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17 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Rain that comes after a long dry period is like nectar from the divine. That fresh smell when the water is laying the dust down is wonderful, providing a freshness difficult to describe.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great New Year gift!

Kay said...

I do love the smell of rain also. I hope your rain continues for as long as you need it.

The funny story for our house construction 3 years ago was it actually rained for 40 days and 40 nights which prevented workers from starting.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dina
Well we have our droughts here also, but fortunately have had some rain over the last year.

I love the rain [maybe not always] but it leaves the world feeling clean and new so I would say a lovely start for your New Year.

Happy New Year!!! x Julie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

When I lived in arid regions I remember that I could smell the rain. It was wonderful.

Petrea said...

I can almost smell the rain in your pictures. Can't wait until we get some! Yay for you!

jeannette stgermain said...

Yay, beautiful rain! Have a wonderful Rosh Hashana! That it my be a fruitful year:)

Yaelian said...

I woke up early this morning here near Tel Aviv to the sound of raindrops, what a lovely sound. Afterwards the air had such a wonderful fresh smell...

Alec said...

A wonderfully simple pleasure.


PS What about the Bahai?

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Your rain looks good to me. We are really short on rain. None in August and none in September and the plants and insects and animals and birds are feeling it.

I spent one day restoring Patty's computer. She clicked on an email that could not be delivered and was returned. It was a worm that locked her computer and wouldn 't let her do anything. The drive had to be reformatted and returned to its new condition. She lost everything on the computer. I feel sorry for her as it takes a lot of time to put her things back on the computer that she had saved on an external hard drive. Beware folks. If you send an email and it comes back, you should not open it.

Hilda said...

What a wonderful new year blessing!

Robin said...

I slept through ours, it rained during the night here but the day was dry. We're supposed to go camping next weekend so I'm selfishly hoping that summer holds on one more week - after that bring it on.

I hope your holiday was as lovely and refreshing as the yoreh.

RuneE said...

You are welcome to it... :-)

JM said...

We also had grey sky yesterday but no rain here so far.

Dick said...

Oh my, it's difficult to imagine it didn't rain since March.
Enjoy the rain, lol.

Pietro said...

Dina, I'm glad you have the rain so eagerly awaited.
It's a good beginning of the New Year indeed.

Nestor said...

What a weekend for holidays it was!