Don’t know a good thing till it’s gone

The clouds were full and dark this afternoon, brooding almost. They’d pelt the common folk below with a few raindrops, then just sit overhead, making one wonder when the downpour was going to begin. Or worse yet, the “s” word. Even though the thermometer put the temp in the low 50s, you couldn’t dismiss the possibility that the white stuff might make an unwelcome appearance.

In the distance, I could see what looked liked a sheet of rain pouring out of the sky, but it never got as far as where I was. In fact, I don’t think most hit the ground at all, although my husband did say he and the dog got caught in a mini-hailstorm while running. Even then, it cleared up as quickly as it hit, leaving them to plod along in just a biting wind.

By later afternoon, the sky had turned to a robin’s egg blue with light, wispy clouds that looked like they had not a care in the world. Mother Nature was a surly old braud today, as if she wasn’t quite ready to give up on summer, but not sure whether those below her were deserving of a little sun either.

I took advantage of the little blue sky there was to pick raspberries. The forecast low tonight is 36, and given the chill in the air, I didn’t want to take the chance of losing the already ripe fruit to frost. It seems too early to be worrying about picking green fruit or covering up the flowers, doesn’t it? Seems like it was just yesterday that it was 95 degrees and I was complaining about the heat. I’m resigned to the fact that it has to get cold sometime — it is Wisconsin after all — but maybe we could have a couple more weeks of somewhat summer-like weather?

Please Mother Nature – is there anything I can do to change your mood from surly to sunny?

2 responses to this post.

  1. It can’t always be sunny days! Then we’d never get anything done indoors or catch up on our blog-reads and stack of books. I sooooo need a few rainy days…

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