And the Rains Came...At Long Last!

@Raelove (22685)
Saco, Maine
June 29, 2020 7:19am CST
Yesterday morning started out sunny and breezy, and the afternoon was more of the same till around 3 p.m. It started clouding up then, but still no rain. I could hear low thunder in the distance and started hoping. It stayed dark like that for quite some time, and finally, at around 7 p.m., it started raining. Not much wind, and the rain was heavy but not a downpour. It kept up off and on all night and it's still sprinkling right now. The air is fresh and clean, and the ground is soaked. The rain knocked the daisies over, as it always does once they reach their full height. They're not very sturdy flowers so it takes nothing at all to cause them to droop. Once it dries up out there, I'll have to cut them all back like I do every year. The rest of the flowers, though, look fine. I'm so glad it finally rained, though. A few drooping flowers was a small price to pay for it. (Free Use Photo)
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@paigea (29092)
• Canada
29 Jun
Sounds like a lovely rain except for the daisies. I am hoping for rain here, but not where I am camping for the week
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Oh, it is. Very refreshing. Hope it doesn't spoil your camping!
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@paigea (29092)
• Canada
29 Jun
@Raelove we will relax and socialize at a distance regardless. Though a lot of rain and cold will make it different as we would each end up in our own trailers. Usually rain is not all day.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@paigea We have rainy periods, and this one is lasting through today and maybe tomorrow. But it is much needed. Yes, I'm sure you can improvise so you still can enjoy your trip.
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• Agra, India
29 Jun
No rain here at all. And the heat is making us go crazy and crave for rain so much
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
That's how I feel when it's hot and we need rain. Hope you get some soon.
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@marlina (103023)
• Canada
29 Jun
Let's hope that your turn for the rain will come soon, very soon,
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• Agra, India
30 Jun
@marlina it came last night and made things better for sure
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@LadyDuck (292608)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
The air is so good after the rain, today is pretty hot, but we expect the rain on Wednesday.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
I also like the smell when it first hits the hot ground.
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@LadyDuck (292608)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
@Raelove I love the smell of the rain and the smell of the thunderstorms too.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
30 Jun
@LadyDuck So so I, and how it gets really dark, too. Love that.
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@marlina (103023)
• Canada
29 Jun
I am very, very happy that you got your rain, we are still waiting for ours, way too dry,
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Still raining now but not hard. We did need a good soaking, so I'm thankful. Hope you get some soon!
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@marlina (103023)
• Canada
29 Jun
@Raelove , Thanks, but we are still waiting...impatiently
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@marlina That's how it was here for a couple of weeks.
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@CarolDM (83250)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Yes, the rain dance paid off for you. So happy. We have thunderstorms all week.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Looks like rain through the week here.
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@CarolDM (83250)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@Raelove Here too. It is dark now, so much rain. But I am not complaining.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@CarolDM Neither am I.
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@rakski (53302)
• Philippines
29 Jun
nice, it usually rain here but do not last long enough
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
I enjoy a couple of days of rain. A nice break from the heat.
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@rakski (53302)
• Philippines
29 Jun
@Raelove that is true. I am glad you enjoy a rain break
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
30 Jun
@rakski Thank you.
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@TheHorse (109489)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun
Oh, I feel sad for the daisies. Will they re-bloom after you cut them back?
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
They will next year, as they're perennial. I'm used to it. I've got fewer as I've thinned them out, so I don't have to tie them back anymore like I did a few years ago. Once they bend over, they start dying, so it makes good aesthetic sense to just cut them.
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@TheHorse (109489)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun
@Raelove Got it. Thanks. I planted some bulbs last Summer up in Montana. In a few weeks, I'll know if they "took."
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@TheHorse I hope they have!
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@amadeo (111354)
• United States
29 Jun
Good morning and yes we needed this like you.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Hello, and I am glad we are finally getting some.
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@amadeo (111354)
• United States
29 Jun
@Raelove yes it will be off and on till middle of the week I hear.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@amadeo I hope that means I won't hear fireworks here at night. They keep me awake.
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@RasmaSandra (34272)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Jun
At present, there is a thunderstorm brewing outside. The palm trees were getting droopy looking.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
30 Jun
Everything was drooping here, too.
@GardenGerty (123462)
• United States
29 Jun
They have been promising/threatening thunderstorms for over two weeks and we get the noise, and light show, but not the rain. Maybe we will get it next.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
I've seen that happen often...lotta show but no go. We didn't get much thunder when this rain started, so I knew it would last. Still raining tonight.
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@Corbin5 (193646)
• United States
29 Jun
That rain is so welcome when things are so dry. Sorry about those daisies but they got to show off for a while.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Oh ya. I knew they'd topple. They always do. They had their moment in the sun. Once they've flopped, they're ugly, so I don't mind cutting them back.
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@thelme55 (46206)
• Germany
29 Jun
I love the rain as long as it is not every day. Rain is good for our plants.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Yes. It is natural water, the kind they prefer.
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@garymarsh6 (21819)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun
It is amazing what a bit of rain can do bringing the garden back to life.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Not to mention the spirits!
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@cherigucchi (8477)
• Philippines
29 Jun
It has started to rain here in our place this month
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
I hope we get rain regularly after this.
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• Philippines
29 Jun
@Raelove I am hoping the same here because it eases the hot weather.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
@cherigucchi Yes, it does, and it freshens the air, too.
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@vilma143 (2558)
• Dipolog, Philippines
30 Jun
The rain visit us every night, 4 nights already, but it's okay for me, advantageous I could not water the plants and the flowers. Have a wonderful day to you.
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
30 Jun
I won't have to water mine for awhile now.
@sitia1 (137)
29 Jun
Lucky you are, i wanna wish like you. Hapoy Enjoy your view
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
I am, thank you.
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@sharon6345 (240668)
• United States
30 Jun
I hope it rains there tomorrow as well.
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@JudyEv (214556)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
As a child on the farm, we were always watching and hoping for rain. I never begrudge whatever happens really as long as we get rain somewhere along the way.
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@m_audrey6788 (31807)
• Germany
29 Jun
Glad that it rained there in your place. Have a great day
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
Thanks, and you do, too.
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• Germany
29 Jun
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
29 Jun
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@emnuhpe (555)
• Medan, Indonesia
30 Jun
Very happy to hear the rain fell after a long time it did not fall. Have a nice day,,,,,
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@Raelove (22685)
• Saco, Maine
30 Jun
Thanks, and you do as well.
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