The forest around my cabin dried out a bit yesterday and will dry even more today. I’m enjoying not getting soaked feet or hearing a squishing sound when I take a walk. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me the happiest.
It’s not just me that feels happier when I can comfortably get out and about. Even the chickens seem happier. They were thrilled last evening just to take a dust bath in the dirt. Everything from groundhogs to rabbits to white-tailed deer were out last evening, too. So I’m pretty sure it’s not just me that’s happy to see the rain end for a while.
Last evening, the twilight lasted until late, the sky holding some level of paleness long after the time I was used to because the cloud cover was gone. This time of year, going a week or two without seeing a clear sky makes a big difference in how long the twilight lasts. When the sky finally does clear, it’s as though the evenings are an hour longer. I know that’s not true, but it feels that way.
The sunshine this morning was most welcome too, even if the light outside my bedroom window at 5 a.m. looked the same as the light at 5:30 a.m. on a cloudy day. I can get used to that.