Hot July and Cooling Sacred Rain

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July the air is too warm

July I am too hot

Hot hot burning hot

Sweltering and useless

All movement requires more

Energy than can be spared

From the flames burning

The heat melting asphalt

Cheeses puddling crayons

And lipstick and candy

Have become new mediums

For painting textured

Art so hot so hot so hot

Evaporating ponds

Turning mud roads

Into deep sand traps

Sweat and sand

Swimming waters

Too warm and dangerous

Brew of bacteria and

Ameoba and chemical runoff

Too hot July

Of difficult

Summer births

Of sweet Cancer babies

And joyful thoughtful Cancer children

Who become loving

Kind generous Cancer adults

But oh I am so hot

With my nerves extending

Almost two centimeters

Beyond the surface of my skin

I force myself to walk

Staggering

A trail of

Steam and smoke

As I burn on the inside

With burning

Searing Grace

Flames dancing across

My vision

My body burning

With strange fevers

Unable to cool myself

I burn so hot too warm

The steaming pounding

Rain all gone

Until heralded by

Lightening and constant

Thunder glorious

Rain will come again

And amid the

Flashing bolts

The thunders roar

The rushing winds

I shall be soothed

By the cooling Sacred Rain

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Bear …. 07.04.2014
ⓒBearspawprint 2014

JULY ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

JULY ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

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Rain

There was a power outage today with a surge, just before. The surge rang all the land-line telephones, then all went dark, including my monitor. Oops. I was trying to download some pictures of the rain!
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All was not lost, I retrieved my memory card and took  more photos. When the power was back on, I found that the original small batch of photos was intact.
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Usually both of our dogs hide under my bed when it rains, especially if there is lightening. But only if I am in the same room. If I am elsewhere, they try to hide under my feet. This does not work, because I stand on my feet. It also jiggles my camera.  Even so, a few photos are not too bad.
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Bear
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

North East Florida.

Raining  ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Raining ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

 

 

Hot Today

100 Fahenheit  August 12, 2013

100 Fahenheit August 12, 2013

It is hot and the sun is shining, but only for a while.  I have about half of the laundry out, as you can see in the background, but those clouds coming in from the north (behind the trees on the left) have rain, and I can hear the thunder rolling.  Still far away, but wet bath towels invite rain.  The thermometer is Fahrenheit  .