Three Skies, One Moment

The last of the evening sun’s rays add a sweet pink tinge to the rare scattering of clouds in the eastern  sky. I’ve been watching for clouds, desperately hoping for a few drops of rain to end weeks of sweltering heat and parching drought.

I turn to the southwest. The glow of sunset touches clumps of cloud and wisps of smoke that have drifted into the valley from faraway wildfires.

I turn a few more degrees to the west and I’m left wondering if this is a sunset or another of those raging wildfires I’ve seen too much of on the television news. But yes, it is the sunset, searing us for a few more moments before allowing us to recover from yet another day of being barbecued.

We’ve been promised rain for today, but somehow, I don’t think it’s going to happen. The clouds that have moved in are way too high and way too thin. Just a hint of hope for relief someday, but probably not today.

Please remind me of this whining post a few months from now when I complain about the relentless wind and rain.

30 thoughts on “Three Skies, One Moment

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      The Okanagan seems to be getting a lot of wildfires over the past few years. I know it’s dry (we used to live there), but somehow, wildfires were never a big problem like they are now. I hope you get lots of rain (without the lightning).

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            1. wordsfromanneli Post author

              TOO WEIRD!!! They just arrived! I was outside watering my veggie garden just now and the raindrops arrived, just a few at first, but then a few more, so I got my wish of standing out in the rain. Wish I had been in the backyard so I could say I was “outstanding in my field.” Haha.
              Thanks for the rain you’ve sent, Cathi!

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  1. Ursula Kurz

    Almost no rain since April were I live, just a few little rainshowers for a few minutes at the time. A lot of people which have water from their wells are out of water, so are we. And this dry and hot spell will last till at least the end of August they say. I pray for rain for all of us!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      We had a few sprinkles of rain yesterday, but it didn’t last long enough for me to even crack a smile. It was over before I knew it. It sure makes us realize how precious water is!

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  2. Lori

    I thought that section of North America didn’t have a dry season and was known for being rainy and dreary. IOW, is this unusual?

    It’s been hot and dry here, too. We did get some rain one day last week and it’s forecast for this Wednesday again. Hopefully, they’re right.

    Here’s to refreshing rains . . . but just enough and not too much. 😉

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