Sunday afternoon, it rained. We needed the rain, it was dry and the fire conditions in the area are low, yesterday they were listed as moderate, but the rain was enough to lower them. No one wants a fire in the forest. On the flipside, no one likes rain, especially at the lake.
I used the rainy day to relax – actually binge watch several episodes of Madame Secretary on Netflix. I am embarrassed, but not really. I watched my first episode a couple of weeks ago and now I am hooked. I watch few television shows but I did get caught up in Downton Abbey, and when it came on Sunday evening we’d watch it together, B and I. We’ll miss that show.
The rain began gently, then it poured. I love the sound of rain on the roof, it’s peaceful and calming. Exactly what I needed, yesterday.
Between episodes, I looked out across the lake. The screen was soaked and I could see rain drop trapped in the screen. I took a few photos and what you see is what I captured.
After the rain crossed the area, the sun came out and B took the boat out. I stayed home and manned the fort. I watched the Astros baseball game (they one) and caught a couple more episodes of Madame Secretary, I am almost caught up. Sometimes it’s good to get lost in something to let the details sort themselves out and let the dust settle. Sometimes the best, and most difficult, thing to do is nothing, that’s what I did Sunday.
But, I can’t do nothing forever.
It’s Monday and the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the wind is blowing. Too windy to take the boat out for now, maybe later. But the garage needs to be organized and swept, the shack needs to cleaned, and there is more, there always is. Something to do, somewhere to be, whatever and wherever – Making the Days Count, one day at a time. Have a wonderful day.
When was the last time you got lost in a diversion or did seemingly nothing?
Today’s post is inspired by this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Details. It’s actually a second attempt. For this week’s challenge, try to look past the big picture and take a more intimate approach. Zoom in on details in unexpected places — it can be something from the natural world, or it can be human-made. We’re excited to see what you find with your lens.