Friday, October 19, 2007

A Refreshing Gift............Show and Tell....Showers of Rain.....

Hello everyone....it's Friday and that means Show and Tell over at Kelli's..........



Kelli mentioned that one might choose to share about a gift received......well, the umbrella was a gift from daughter, Amy.......toile is one of my favorite fabrics...........I haven't needed an umbrella lately.................



We are in a severe drought in our area and today the good Lord graciously sent down wonderful, refreshing showers of rain.....I threw open the den windows so that I could sit and enjoy the precious drops falling......within minutes the trees, flowers, grass, statuary all looked so clean and refreshed. The drops of rain clinging to the window screen aren't showing up in the picture as well as they did this afternoon while I was looking out the window.......
It's been quite awhile since we've had the pleasue of a puddle of water around here.........The city of Atlanta is in crisis........water is a precious commodity.......Thank you Lord for our gift of rain today.....

22 comments:

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Praise the Lord for the much needed rain! Love your umbrella very pretty. Love your daughters name too ;)

~Amy

maggiegracecreates said...

I love toile too. And I too and lifting prayers of thankgiving for the rain. I linked here from another blog I read often. I love finding other Georgia bloggers. I'll be back this afternoon to catch up on your archives.

Happy friday.

Lady_MSnow said...

Toile is so pretty. That is a very nice gift.

ellen b said...

Praise God for your rain! The umbrella is wonderful..enjoy.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a cute fabric for an umbrella. Never seen one like that. So glad you are getting a little rain. We've been seeing on the news what a serious situation it is in your area.
Susan

Becky said...

My mom lives in the Atlanta area on a lake. She says the lake is now a puddle. Everyone is nervous about what to do.

Thank you for sharing your lovely umbrella. I pray you will get to use it A LOT in the next few weeks.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I love toile, too -- so pretty! I am glad you got some much needed rain and hope you get some more.

Hootin'Anni said...

It's good to hear you got the rain that y'all so desperately needed!! And to think here in Texas this past summer it was continually flooding!!!!

[pretty! umbrella]

nannykim said...

Neat umbrella--we got a bit of rain the other day--lasted a few minutes and I agree it is glorious when you have been in a drought--makes one appreciate water, doesn't it?!

PEA said...

Oh how wonderful that you are finally getting that much needed rain...I never thought I'd say this, but I hope it keeps on raining for a few days for you! The umbrella is certainly beautiful and I'm sure you won't mind using it now:-) xox

Mary said...

The umbrella is lovely. I do hope you get some much needed rain soon. We had little over the summer, but are catching up this fall. Thanks for sharing.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

A beautiful umbrella! Now you can actually use it! Hopefully the rains will keep coming for awhile!

Melissa

Quinne said...

Hi Betty :) What a lovely umbrella and a sweet post. The Father sent us some rain last night, and as we went out this morning, my children wanted to dance in the puddles! Have a blessed wknd! Q

dot said...

Yes we are desperate up this way! Had just a few sprinkles this morning and yesterday morning.
Hope you get a lot of use out of your pretty umbrella!

Miss Eagle said...

That brolly would go well with a long, close-fitting Edwardian dress.

Blessings and bliss

Cathy said...

I love your pretty little umbrella. And thank God for the recent rain! We still need more in North Carolina.

Naturegirl said...

What a difference a bit of rain makes when you don't have it for some time!
I remember how dry our summer was her in southern Ontario Canada this past summer and when we finally recieved a shower of rain everything in the garden seemed to smile and the green become so green and the air smelled so fresh..well I suppose you know what I'm talking about!!
Thank you for sending me birthday greetings!
P.S. mother is doing fine
but daughter worries too much hence shingles.hugs Anna

cityfarmer said...

LOCE LOVE LOVE THE UMBRELLA

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That is a beautiful umbrella.

I am so glad God answered your prayers for rain. The cold front just hit our town about one hour ago and boy does it feel good. It has been so hot here and we thought fall would never get to our house but it is here thank God. God is so good to us. Have a wonderful week, Betty. connie from Texas

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I'm so glad you got the much needed rain Betty and your pretty umbrella came in quite handy. ;-)

Felicia said...

We're finally getting rain here in Macon too. Yippee!

Barbara said...

I am so glad for you Betty. I just wish I could send you soem of ours.