It had been a few weeks since we'd gotten any good rain, and that surprised me, considering that Columbus, Mississippi, is supposed to get no less than three inches of rain, even in a "dry" month. Contrast that to southern New Mexico which might get seven inches of rain in a year. I stepped out on the porch this morning, and I was surprised how wet the air felt. The weather app said it was 73 degrees but 83 percent humidity, and when I looked up the rain chances it indicated a 65 percent chance of rain.
|The Coffee House on 5th is in a busy block of|
Downtown Columbus, MS
The overcast skies, the wet south wind, and later the rain that fell made me think of the contrast with southern New Mexico where I moved from.
|Me coming back from the post office in |
Southern NM (hehehe)
But it's what lies above ground that makes such a dramatic contrast to what I've seen and enjoyed here in Mississippi. I am looking forward to more rain. Apparently August and September are dryer than other times of the year, which might explain why, right now, the grass is looking less lush, the leaves are still green but yellowing and limp, and I cast my eyes heavenward hoping for the refreshing rain. Later in the year, I might be howling from the downpours...but not yet. Oh, no, not yet. Let it rain...let the south wind come.