| Snails and slugs were all over the path at the park.|
You had to step carefully.
Snails stretch boldly in a world of
damp squishy mud.
Mushrooms pop from invisible networks
before the earth hardens.
Plants show blooms and new leaves
invigorated by a quenched thirst.
Clouds linger in wispy clusters
pulled on by a scented breeze.
Dogs tug to forget a day indoors
excited by trails to mark a fresh.
|Mushrooms that popped up with the rain! |
I have been looking for and trying to identify
mushrooms, but I am still a very amateur mycologist.
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend filled with a slow cool rain. Coming from Arizona and a ranching family, I have a deep love for rain. This weekend's rain also ushered in cooler mornings, and highs in the 80s. I like the damp feeling of rain, being able to drink hot tea, finding snails out of from their hidden homes, catching a cool slow lizard, and seeing the cloud formations before, during, and after the front. I have not lived in a environment where rain is common place, but I think I will always love rain!
|Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora, is a favorite of the|