Waiting for the Rain

Wednesday June 20th 2018

Mother Nature couldn’t decide if today should be cloudy or rainy. Sometime in the early morning hours it started to rain lightly. It was just enough to wake me up from the noise on the roof, but it didn’t last long. Similar periods of very light rain lasting a few minutes at a time continued all day. Between showers it was cloudy and calm. It was a waiting game all day for the real rain to begin. Toward the supper hour the length of the rain showers got longer. By nightfall the rain was falling in earnest.

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The calm between the showers.

The weather put my plans for riding my bicycle on the trails at Two Rivers park on hold. Riding in the rain is not fun even with the temperature in the mid to upper 80s. Tomorrow afternoon or Friday seem to have a better weather forecast, although the today’s forecast wasn’t very accurate. All of the moisture is coming from the remnants of a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.

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This guy hides in the tall grass along the riverbank.

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These squirrels blend right in with the bark of the tree.

For excitement today I did some reading and travel research. My next stop is in the Memphis area. I’ve been trying to line up the things I want to do. I’ve fallen into a pattern of worrying over where I’m staying, but not about what I’ll do when I get there. Waiting until I’m in the location before starting to identify the activities has resulted in a lot of missed opportunities. I’m only going to be in the Memphis area for five nights so I can’t squander too much time figure out what I want to do. The second week of July I’ll be in the Pigeon Forge TN area. A similar planning concern for that area got some research today too.

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Blossom of the day.

 

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