Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Rain Decides to Visit #SOL

As with many areas of the country, it has been hot and humid but also very dry.  There has been little rain in my area, so the grass is brown, plants are wilting, and pools are low.  

Many days, the forecast says rain, but the rain has other plans.  It simply disappears from the radar.  

The other day, though, the rain came unannounced, and I pulled up a chair to watch its show.  I wish I could have seen my own face because I felt the smile of relief for the half hour it performed.  

I did take pictures of the rain because I did not know when it will decide to visit again, and I wrote a series of haiku.


A whole in the clouds

sheds light on the miracle

rain relief in drought





Tapping in delight

rain dances on the pavement

quenching earth's craving




A rushing river

unexpectedly appears,

happiness flowing








Tuesday, August 2, 2022

It's Been Too Many Weeks #SOL

Farewell to Plantar Fasciitis, I Hope


It's been over 6 weeks 

of walking with pain, 

hobbling around 

with only weight to gain.


Missing walking therapy

on the trails with a friend,

I took to the pool and

started a water aerobics trend.


I have tried everything 

from acupuncture to ice,

searching for an answer 

and taking all advice.


A sage person encouraged 

a new pair of sneakers,

so off I went in search

of the brand she prefers.


This glorious morning

for the third day in a row

I was able to walk a mile

almost painless yet slow.  









Worried #SOL

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