It is not real rare, but we are hardly one month into Spring and we get a snow. I remember a day in April of 1971 we received about six inches during the day, and it was gone by sundown.
Here are a couple of pictures from this morning, and from our front porch…
It is wonderful to live in the southwest Missouri Ozarks. You just never know what the weather is going to do.
From the banks of Flat Creek
Just to get right to the point. Today marks the second anniversary of my wife Madge and I moving into our new home. We are still enjoying the home with which the Lord of all has blessed us. The Creek is still rolling by, though this past Summer with the extreme high temps, and the drought caused it to drop considerably; and with recent rainfall it has now risen much above drought conditions.
The other day I went and cut some cedar logs for the “legs” for a back porch on the house. I am planning on building a porch which measures 8 feet by 8 feet. That will give us a fairly large porch in the back in order to have more room for the door the swing open, and to sit out back on the porch; if we choose to do so.
Thank you LORD for Your many blessings; and today for our home.
I guess you could say that it is that time of year for rains to come. Nothing, however, is for certain here in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks area. We have, however, been blessed by God with some nice, easy rainfall. Easy meaning there has not been a whole lot of runoff which would be filling creeks, and ponds; which we also need.
I finally got away from Flat Creek for a while yesterday. My wife and I went to the Queen City of the Ozarks – Springfield, Missouri for two of our grand children’s Birthday parties. Jonathan, our oldest grandson turned 14; and Caitlyn is about 9, I think. Of my grandkids ages I am not real certain with some of them. I mean when you have been blessed with 12 of them… you know what I mean.
Anyway, it is good to get the rain. We were driving down Interstate 44 yesterday as it was coming down pretty good there. I am thankful for the rain. There is more on the way.
I am glad it’s not raining inside. Now that would be a fluke. It is raining outside to water the grass, the gardens that are needing the rain, and the fields of so many farmers who are growing corn, and other foods.
The rain I am seeing is a slow, steady rain; which means it will soak in and have less run-off.
At a time when people in North Dakota are experiencing flooding and people in Eastern Missouri and all along the Mississippi; it just seems odd to be needing rain; but that is the blunt of it.
Thank YOU Almighty GOD for the rain.
Summer time has officially arrived at least astronomically. For the beginning of Summer it is a bit cooler, not a lot, but a bit. The wind is blowing pretty lively.
I am ready for Summer, and pray God gives us all the strength to bear it.