Nothing Grows with Sun Alone

So the rain never left us, just hesitated to refresh us, while hoping to remind us

that nothing grows with sun alone; thirst is one moment closer to hunger, and heat can wear out its welcome

for those who look for the willowherb to rise in sight of water, and the lily pad to float and blossom further out of its depths.


Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

I originally posted this the summer of 2012, when, like this year, Western New York experienced a pretty severe drought. 

Now, after almost two and a half months of extreme heat and humidity, as September begins and summer winds down, some rain has come, enough to relieve and refresh. Today is most splendid: mid-70s F with bright sunshine, vivid colors, deep shadows, and a fresh breeze. Loving it! Did some gardening without sweating and windows are open! A day to be peaceful and content and, hopefully, productively creative.

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
~ John Updike

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2 thoughts on “Nothing Grows with Sun Alone

  1. Oh, my sincerest apology for not acknowledging and replying to your lovely comment, Barbara! Hope autumn is beginning pleasantly fresh and peaceful for you. It is much better here now with the humidity gone, average to slightly above average temperatures, and a few good rains. I love the sunlight and shadows this time of year, and the vibrancy of the colors. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and sending hugs and wishes for many blessings to you! XO


  2. I’m so glad you were finally able to open your windows! In the spring I look forward to the day when we can turn off the heat and open the windows. And in the fall I look forward to the day when we can turn off the air conditioning and open the windows. There’s a certain pattern to it. It’s been a tough summer and it looks like the heat and humidity will be returning later this week. Ugh. Sigh… Hope your drought ends very soon. The wildflowers will be ecstatic. 🙂

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