The First storm . . .We must be living in Opposite town. When it's bright and sunny out, my kids and I stay indoors like vampires. But the moment it starts pouring rain, we run out into the thick of it, bare feet and all. Lemur was so happy to be out in the rain, as you can see. He later stood under the run off and soaked himself through, laughing all the while.
"I wanna splash in the puddles," a lonely ground bound baby says to herself. So her dear mother (who is also clever, gorgeous and funny) walked her over to a small puddle near the door. Rivulet splashed and played and then . . .
"Mmmmm. Robust and a bit heady. A fine vintage of rain water, if you ask me." She was sucking the offering of the sky off her pudgy little fingers. And was reprimanded.
Ohh. A tear! Raindrops of a different kind. And these weren't so fun. Lemur was drenched! But as soon as the rain was over, he was ready to go inside until:
The SECOND STORM . . .Rivulet was content at first to stay on the dryish porch while laughing at Lemur and grinning at Muad'Dib. Later, she transformed into a mini maniac, holding Muad'Dib's fingers and walking out in the pouring rain like the rest of us. She sure loved holding her bare feet under the run off and splashing in puddles like a big girl. Ahh, yes. One minute it's pouring rain, with Lemur squealing about in delighted happiness . . .
The next, dark clouds are painted gold by the fading light of day . . .
And then a clear sky shows us that night has come, and a friendly sliver of moon winks it's playful light at us before we go back inside. Welcome to rain days in Utah!