Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy, Twiggy, and Rain

It is a lot cooler out here, Little One.”

“It sure is. Something’s wrong.”

“Something’s not wrong. It has rained, is all.”

“Wait. You mean we actually got rain?”

“Yup. Looks like we had a good one too.”

“I can smell it. There is the scent of refreshment in the air.”

“If you say so. I just think it smells like wet.”

“I think your poetic license got suspended. But, yeah, it does look wet.”

“Want to see how much rain we got?”

“How do we do that? It’s all in the ground now.”

“See that little yellow thing on the fence?”

“Yeah. I see it. What is it?”

“It’s a rain gage. It tells us how much rain fell.”

“Well, you can look around and see it is more than we’ve had for a while.”

“You are right, but the gage tells us we had almost nine-tenths of an inch.”

“How can you see that from there? Maybe Dad will give us a close-up.”

“Here you go, kids. The water line is hard to see, but it is just above that crack in the gage where the big 1 is located.”

“I see it now. Thanks, Dad.

“You ready to go and play something?”

“I think I want to enjoy this cool air some more.”

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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      1. My pleasure, John! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael

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  1. Now they are definitely on the way to retire. Only the elderly talk about the weather. Lol Have a nice day, John! xx Michael

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    1. Ha ha ha. The sad thing is they are surrounded by the elderly. 😁

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  2. I’m happy to hear you got some rain!

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    1. We are too. It was getting very serious in terms of dry and fire danger. Thanks, Jill.

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  3. You must be relieved to have gotten some rain! I love this line: “I think your poetic license got suspended.”

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    1. Thank you, Liz. We are relieved.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. Yay for rain!
    After the day I had yesterday, it seems my poetic license got suspended too, and it looks like I’m in the dog house … hope the girls don’t mind sharing, lols! 😂
    I love the petrichor after rain … mmm! Have a great day, John 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. A lovely word petrichor. 😁. I like it too. 😊

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  5. Lucky. We keep wanting rain here. It’s hitting a couple miles north, but not here. Rather frustrating to see the storm clouds while standing on your dead lawn.

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    1. This is why I have zeroscape. I used to sweat and worry over the lawn. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. Sens so rain over here, girls! Usually I complain about too much rain, but now it keeps downloading all around us, while we roast!

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    1. I think your past complaints have come back to roost. 😁

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      1. Yeah – be careful what we wish for, eh?!!

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      2. I would like to complain about not having a Bentley Turbo and see what happens.

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      3. You’re not supposed to tell your wish. Don’t you remember anything from your birthday wishes?!!

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  7. So glad you finally got some rain there, John. Hope more is on the way.

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    1. We are supposed to have some more this week. Not much more though. Thanks, Teri.

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  8. Rain is so unpredictable. Some places in Texas got flooded so I suppose you are fortunate not to have been on the receiving end of that. We had an inch overnight on Sunday.

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    1. Dallas really got hit hard. Thanks, Maggie.

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  9. The girls are right; rain has a scent. We’ve had enough that rain lilies are popping up everywhere, and another scent is in the air: the scent of grass being cut. The mowers risk falling behind. There’s no need to worry about that at your place.

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    1. My only worry is what to do with the old lawnmower. I gave away one and now the newest is in the garage. Not much of a market here with so many lawn services.

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  10. Call me old. But both my wife and I check our weather app on the iPhone about 10 times a day.
    And, YES, I love the smell of rain.
    Is there a name for that ? 😃

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    1. Yes “petrichor.”

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  11. Rain would be wonderful. This whole monsoonal flow seems to stop short of Boise.

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    1. We have the same problem here. The rain cuts around us for some reason.

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      1. Judging from news reports, that might not be a bad thing. Your rain is different than anything I’m used to.

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      2. If you mean frog stranglers, yes it is.

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  12. Hooray! Some much-needed rain. I do like ‘the scent of refreshments in the air.’ The girls operate by their stomachs.

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    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  13. It usually cools things off when it rains. I think the girls will enjoy it, once they get over the shock. I keep a pretty close eye on my rain gauge. 🙂

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    1. I think we all keep a close eye when it rains, Tim. Thanks

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  14. We had some rain the other day. I was told parents brought their children to the windows to explain what it was…☂

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    1. Ha ha ha.Good one, Bruce.

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  15. See, Mother Nature does give back! 9/10 of an inch at a time.

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    1. Yes indeed. We are very grateful

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  16. I love the smell of the air after it rains. Glad you got a break in the heat. Sending ear scratches for the girls.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. 😁

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  17. Every tenth helps – glad you got some. “Scent of refreshment” – I like that.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. 😁

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  18. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    We’re in the middle of the monsoon, so just about every afternoon, we get rain. Much needed rain! I hope you get a few inches soon, John. Maybe today? 🌦️

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    1. We have pretty much had what is available. Showers maybe but the big rain is over unless a tropical storm hits. Thanks for the good wishes, Gwen.

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  19. Different ages. Different points of view, dear John. 😂😂😂 Rain passes, the Twiggy Resort remains.

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    1. So true, Maria. Thank you.

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      1. 🍻🍤🍤🍤

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      2. 😊 🍻🍤🍤🍤

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  20. Favorite dialogue of the week..“I can smell it. There is the scent of refreshment in the air…“I think your poetic license got suspended. But, yeah, it does look wet.”

    Too funny. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Susannah. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Nothing like the smell after a gentle rain.

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    1. Well said, Denise.

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  22. What did you call me ?!?!

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    1. It is the name for the smell after a rain.

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  23. So glad you got some rain. And I think it smells much better than “wet”.

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    1. Yes Michele. Wet smell doesn’t do much for me.

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  24. Ah, yes, the cooler air and rain have been a special treat! I’m sure the girls enjoyed themselves. They are entertaining, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. They love the outdoors when it is below 90.

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  25. How wonderful that you got some much-needed rain! Every bit helps when it’s been so hot and dry. My dad used to love sitting on the porch and smelling the rain — he always said it washed the “crud” away.

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    1. I think he was right.

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  26. The older we get, the more fascinating weather is. I see Lucy and Twiggy are meteorologists at heart. Even without poetic license. 🙂

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    1. They keep track of days that they can go out. Rain cooled is one of them. Thanks, Pamela

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  27. Hey John – glad you got some rain and an inch is pretty good! I love that line “the scent of refreshment in the air” 😀

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  28. Enjoy the cool air – there’s a good idea!

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    1. Yes indeed. Been a long time. Of course saying “cool” when it is 90 seems a little odd.

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      1. We’re on day-3 of an A/C system replacement, with outside temps close to 90 and inside temps not far behind. That’s a cool as we’ll get until they’re done.

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      2. Sorry to hear you had to go that route. Look forward to the cool.

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  29. We’ve had plenty here. Here’s hoping to send some more your way. Enjoy!

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    1. We’ll take it, Traci.

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  30. Oh things will start to get green now with the rain. Enjoy the coolness, and green.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah.

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  31. I’m happy you finally got some rain, John!☔️

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. We really needed it.

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  32. masonbobbi123 · · Reply

    Hello! Love your post! We’ve been having lots of rain here in SW Florida, the best part is the rainbow afterwards, thanks for sharing!

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  33. Raindrops falling – what a wonderful sound!!! And fresh rain: what a wonderful smell!!
    We had 1.5″

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    1. I know right?

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  34. now that’s a goodly amount of the good old wet stuff…

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    1. I hope we get more.

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  35. Lucky you with nearly an inch of rain!

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    1. It was magnificent. 😊

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      1. I bet it was!

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  36. Yay! You got rain! Love the smell of refreshment…
    I got stuck in two major downpours on my way home yesterday. Visibility pretty much nil. Thankfully, they lasted a mere minute or so… or it took me that long to drive through them!

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    1. Yeah I like rain but not when I’m driving.

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      1. It was awful…

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      2. Glad you made it through.

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  37. Now there’s the payoff. I love it when rain brings a nice, cool partner.

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    1. Yes cool is good.

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  38. Rain!
    That should keep the dog hair from falling onto the tile floor…. maybe.
    So, now Twiggy and Lucy have me debating between “scent of refreshment in the air” and it just smells wet.
    So much to think about! 🧐
    Hope I don’t get a headache.

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    1. Be careful with the philosophical challenges poised on this blog. 😁

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      1. Yes, yes…..
        Think I’m going with smells wet!
        NO! I’m changing my mind to refreshing!
        I don’t know. Think I’ll mull this one over a bit longer! X😵‍💫O

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      2. Yes think longer since it is an important distinction. X🙄O

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      3. I wonder if there is some way I could work this out mathematically? X🧐O

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      4. How about this Wet = Scent. Rain = Scent. Rain = Wet. Therefore Scent = Scent. So the whole thing doesn’t matter. X👀O

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      5. Your equation looks logical, at first glance.
        However, I was on track with:
        Wet + Scent – Rain = Scent – S = Cent
        Cent +re = Centre.
        UCH! I’m 🎼 Stuck In The Middle With You! 🎶

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      6. Me too! Listening now! Thanks for the link!

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      7. I suppose it doesn’t matter if I’m just always going to be in the middle! Brilliant!!!!!

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  39. How did they miss the ‘during the rain’ part? Was it at night?

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    1. Yes. All at night.

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  40. Hi John, it seems like it has starting raining everywhere again. Thank goodness, because droughts are big amounts of no fun.

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    1. I think given the weather patterns are changing maybe there is some hope. We expect more this week.

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