|The dark ominous shadows of clouds over Deep Canyon.|
Over the past few days my part of the world has been deluged with unexpectedly heavy rains along with crackling lightning and deep growling thunder. The sun and the clouds have been in vigorous competition to control the skies, one minute dark and brooding, next golden light flooding down. I've found it exhilarating! In the calmer moments between the downpours I wander outside and enjoy the cool moist desert with it's most unique and unforgettable odour.
The vegetation, so used to surviving in the harshest of conditions, is absorbing this life giving elixir from the heavens as fast as those cells can handle it, for who knows when the next rain will come? Within a couple of days new growth will be evident everywhere I look. That is the nature of the desert.
|The rich saturated colours of the rain soaked landscape.|
I can't help but make the connection between this desert storm and storms I've had in my life. Whenever I've been coming down with some sort of sickness I've felt heavy and sluggish with trouble concentrating on anything. As the condition moves through me I get to feeling worse until healing begins again. It is the same when I'm struggling with an emotional issue. Nothing is clear and I have no energy. I'm stagnant. But then I come out the other side and I'm brimming with health and vitality again My thoughts are clear, my heart is optimistic again and I have my mojo back. Stagnation gives way to new growth again.
In my world I've found every cloud does seem to have a silver lining.
|A late rose blooming after the rains.|