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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Yored Geshem

It's raining! B"H, it's raining!! It's still cold, and the wind is biting, but finally it's raining!

People tell us that even if it rains for a month, we'll still have a deficit of water for next summer -- but I don't care! I'm so relieved that it's finally raining. California, like Israel, relies on the rain and the snowpack, so the instincts of a lifetime kicked in when December passed without rain---and every morning I've awakened, pulled up the trissim and looked first at the sky for clouds. The two small storms that breezed through earlier in the Fall only damped down the ground a bit. It wasn't enough.

But this morning I awoke to the sound of something hitting the plastic roof over the sunporch....not a pitter-patter of drops but the hard, steady beat of real rainfall.

It's a Shehechiyanu moment! Thank You!

*photo credit: bubamara @ Jerusalem Shots


Blogger Jill said...

YAY!!! We can certainly commiserate with the lack of rainfall. It is breezy and overcast today so we are hopeful that we may see some much needed precipitation. Enjoy the sounds of the rain and then the lovely clean smell in the air after it has gone. With much love from the states...Jilly & Bob

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 8:29:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger Gila said...

It is wild--I hated rainy days in the States, but love them here. Every time it really rains I just think "Go Kineret, Go!

:) Heard it is to rain all week....

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7:48:00 PM GMT+2  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Ah, and it's now going to snow!! Or so say the weatherfolk. I just got back from the market, stocking up on soups, bread and meat in case of a blizzard (giggle). Despite the cold, I welcome moisture in any form this winter--we need a bit of a snowpack here to fill the Kineret.

Monday, January 28, 2008 at 3:34:00 PM GMT+2  

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