It rained and stormed all night long but for right now, it has cleared up some and there are even patches of sunlight in the yard. As soon as I can, I want to take a walk around the yard and see what branches have fallen because I know that many have. Overnight the dogwoods and wisteria have begun putting out leaves and buds. Spring is coming on a fast train and there is no stopping it now.
The earth's thirst here is satiated for now, it is a beautiful morning, the train whistle sounds in the distance, the birds are calling for more of everything, it is warm and I can walk.
I am grateful. Time to get ready to go to town which seems a journey as incredible as one to China at this moment. I will report in on the customs and costumes of the natives.