Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rain Rain...

Rain Rain...

Dog Blog Post #574: I had No Idea what I was going to do with today's Daily Dog Challenge of...

82. 1/21 -- Words - Show us some kind of association between words and your dog in a photo!

(Which just so happen to align with Our Daily Challenge: "Words of Wisdom")

I had No Idea when I first saw the topic last night. I still had No Idea this morning. And the theme of No Idea continued through the morning routine and the Walk of the Day.

No Idea.

It had rained quite overnight - the first real rain since... oh... forever? Months? Last Spring?

(Ok... perhaps not that long. But it's mid-January, the hills are still ugly brown, and it's one of the driest winters in recorded history.)

But the morning was relatively nice and the walk was dry (and did I mention I still had No Idea?)

Until right after we got home, and it decided to rain again. The boys lined up at the slider to watch the raindrops fall, then begged me to open the door. Rain being fairly rare around here (and really rare this year) I decided to oblige.

Zachary took one look at it and said, "Yup, rain." Then turned and trotted back in the house.

(There's a reason we call Zachary the Bright One!)

And then there's Henry, who did this...

Rain Rain...

... and then this...

Rain Rain...

... then gave a quick shake...

Rain Rain...

Before decided discretion was the better part of valor, and came inside. It seems that while Henry enjoys getting wet, having the wet blowing in his face just wasn't his thing.

The quote I chose came from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem:

The Rainy Day

Written at the old home in Portland

THE day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

And seemed quite appropriate to me.

Time spent on today's assignment?

* 30 seconds for the pictures.
* 5 minutes to find the quote (Brainy Quote is a cool site!)
* Done!

This also satisfied:

112 Pictures in 2012 - "#7. Rainy Day"

And unexpectedly...

Scavenge Challenge January 2012 - "6. Something magical is the subject, and you may interpret as freely as you like!"

... as with any luck, the rain will work its magic and turn the hills to green!

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FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

We celebrate any day it isn't raining or snowing since we're stuck here in the mountains this winter.

Usually we are at the shore in the winter. My Human says we really need rain there.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Ellen said...

Rain here with 3 days of off and on showers. All I know is puppy + rain = accidents inside for some reason.

AArrrgghhhh...carpet clean up time.

houndstooth said...

I loved your words interpretation, and the poem is beautiful! Henry looks like a tap dancer, or maybe it's the old soft shoe that he's doing out there! :)

Sue and Doug said...

rained here too..nothing like the smell of a wet stinky dog to make a Sunday afternoon complete!!