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Monday, May 19, 2014

rainy days and Mondays





Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down....

Do you remember that old song by the singing duo 
The Carpenters?
"Rainy Days and Mondays" was written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams and recorded in 1971 by Richard and Karen Carpenter - a brother and sister duo.  If you're of a certain age you might remember the many songs by this pair.  I have an old LP (for those of you who are of the 'younger set'.... that's a 'long playing' recording on vinyl).  :-)  They sure sang sweetly together didn't they?

Well we had a rainy day on Sunday and woke to it again this Monday morning.  

Rain drops make puddles and cause the grass to green and leaves to grow.....it's all good.

I guess I could also be singing "Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head" by B. J. Thomas, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and made popular in 1970.  What great old songs eh?

Rain Drops on Roses .... well, on pansies here.

The poor pansies are drooping with water droplets.  I had to put them under a chair as they'd had enough water.

The geranium that I over-wintered is blooming on the window sill in the dining room.

When I looked at the long-range weather forecast for this week it's rather depressing.  Rain, fog, showers, cloud, every day, except for  Thursday, right through next Sunday.  I sure hope they're wrong.
 {I know people in California would love to see this rain!}
And I sure hope the following week will bring nicer weather as that is when the contractor comes to start the new deck.  We are going a bit stir crazy here.  It's too miserable and cold to do anything outdoors.  We even checked the forecast for St. Andrews {where we ALWAYS go on the Victoria Day weekend}, Bangor,  and Moncton to take a drive for a change of scene but they're the same.    What do you do on days like this?  It's spring and we want/need to do stuff outside.  I guess the garden won't be worked up and planted for a while but the grass seed that Murray spread is starting to grow.  We are literally watching grass grow here folks!

Have a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Rainy days and Mondays, and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.... sigh....

Blessings.
Pam




31 comments:

  1. As soon as I read the title of this post I thought of that song, and then you mentioned it and others ... all perfect for this weather. It has been so chilly this weekend I've been covering some of the plants. I'm sure we are a couple of weeks (at least) behind in the growing schedule. Some plants only have leaves just appearing. I sure hope it doesn't skip right into the hot and humid weather and forget about the lovely warm days of spring.

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  2. Pam, I love those old songs...the Carpenter's and BJ were among my favorites. I do love a good rain shower too...I especially love to photograph the water drops on the leaves and petals afterwards. It is bright and sun-shiny in my neck of the woods today but Happy Monday to you anyway!

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  3. Yes, a week of showers ahead for us, too. A weak sun is peeking out just now. I think that we are getting our April showers in May. Eventually, it should level off to normal. Your post reminds me to pray for California. Hope that you come up with a plan!

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  4. Happy Monday to your Pam!! Now we need some heat!!!

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  5. We were promised (threatened with) rain for the Victoria Day weekend, but we haven't seen a drop. It's just past 7 here now and I can see clear blue sky through the trees. I'd hoped not to have to water this weekend, but will have to give in and do so today - what a contrast to your weekend!

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  6. oh I remember them and I too liked the singing of sister who died of anorexia.

    I liked the Moma and Poppas and even seen them on stage. To me a similarity.

    Sad Moma died suddenly. Good singers just died too young.

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  7. They were like harmonious songbirds, poetically marking the times of our younger lives...those songs bring such memories. I'm feeling nostalgic.

    I had to turn the heat on this morning, if that makes you feel any better. And didn't but should have, turned the A/C on last week...does that help?

    Jen

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  8. Oh yes, know those songs well, they bring back a flood of wonderful memories. Great photographs, love raindrops on pansies! Sorry for your wet weather, it's warm and dry in back yard!

    Nancy
    xo

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  9. you were full of songs this morning. :) hang in there!

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  10. Oh this weather is becoming obsessive for me. I am now going to swear off any weather talk...well, try at least.
    We were in TAdoussac and it was gorgeous, sunny and then we came home to grey skies and rain on the horizon.
    Okay, that is it...promise, no more weather talk for me Pamela.

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  11. Ah, yes , our forecast is rather dark as well but we are not getting the rain that was predicted. However we can not complain because we had summer like weather last week. Hope it warms up soon so you can work outside. : )

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  12. The Carpenters were a favorite of mine. I loved all their songs! BJ is another I loved. I'd much rather listen to music from that era that what I hear now!
    I just looked at our forecast and they say possible rain from Wednesday through the weekend. Hope they are wrong!
    And I hope your weather is nice soon!

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  13. Hi Pam...We had so much rain last Thursday and Friday. At my daughter's cottage at the lake...the lake had so much run off from the mountains around it that the lake rose 1 1/2 foot. The one town was flooded badly. I guess they are clearing out the mud now. Your geranium is gorgeous! If I over-wintered a geranium like that...well, I would be overjoyed! I may try it next year. The color is awesome. Hope you have some sunny days soon. When are you going to plant your garden? I know we should wait until Memorial Day but it still seems too soon. I guess our garden has to dry out first!

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  14. I'm of that certain age Pamela, those songs bring back wonderful memories!
    Halcyon days and not a care in the world really!
    We often have fickle weather in Spring here too - sunshine one day and dreary rain the next!
    And you are so right, those poor people in California - we have no control over the weather.

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  15. Well now you have me singing all these great songs! I'm wondering what summer is going to hold for all of us...

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  16. Raining here today, lots! And it's good. We just got some grass seeded, so we need it. Thanks for the earworms. I like both of those songs and they will take turns playing in a loop in my brain the rest of the day. :-)

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  17. No rain yet, but I'm sure its on the way to Nova Scotia!
    I had Rainy Days and Mondays stuck in my head a few weeks ago, love the Carpenters!

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  18. We had some rain here too. It's a bit windy now as well. Your Geranium is sure a pretty color!

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  19. Oh yes remember those songs and that group well. Their voices blended and harmonized together so nicely. I actually love rainy days but I probably would be tired of them where you live as you have waited patiently for so long to get outside and work! Maybe the weather guys will be wrong, they usually are here! Yesterday heavy rain forecasted and not a drop.

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  20. Oh dear, I hope that the sun will get his act together and appear soon. I have that song on CD and listen to it from time to time (rain days and sundays song I mean). We have had a lovely sunny 3 days and are forecast rain and thunder storms for the rest of the week, so it is a mixed bag here. xx

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  21. Yes, it's been a rainy depressing few days, with another whole week of it to come. At least things are greening up well. I was up to Greys on Sat. night to take in my two big planters. I was so glad to see Brian and Bonnie I wanted to hug them!! haha I'm sure warmer weather will come, but it doesn't seem to be in any hurry, does it?

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  22. I like spring rain as long as it's not to the point of flooding. On the downside, it means mowing the lawn much more often. Beautiful flowers!

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  23. But Pam, think of all the green and wonderful growth you'll have! ...:)JP

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  24. I will be putting my towels int he dryer, I guess.. grin.. Oh well, at least it will green everything up really nice.. xo

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  25. The photos are lovely - though I do understand the cabin fever you are having after such a long winter. The rain is our winter - rain rain rain rain rain and then it rains. I grew up in Southeast Alaska and so I rather like the rain - but after a while I want spring. Fortunately we have had some glorious spring weather this year - even when they have forecast rain it has turned sunny. We have begun eating on the deck and I have lots of pretty flowers potted up - it looks very springy.

    On rainy days I tend to do a lot of housework - really digging in and tackling things to get them spiffy and clean so on sunny days I can enjoy my outdoor time. I also read, and do crafts and sometimes I still hand quilt on two projects that need to be hand quilted. We have four skylights and I like to listen to the rain while I'm indoors on rainy days. I wish we had a roof on the deck - that would be perfect for rainy day sitting. We have umbrellas but after a bit the rain begins to sift down in a very fine mist and that ends my sitting in the rain under the umbrellas.

    I hope your weather warms up soon - though I do like (and remember) the rain songs you posted.

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  26. Ha ha - had to chuckle at your last line about watching the grass grow ... We've had our share of wet this spring but despite the best efforts of our weather forecasters here to make us miserable, the weather has been surprisingly non-cooperative with them - today we enjoyed a (relatively) warm day (eventually) with no rain, and they were also off a few days last week. Of course they're predicting doom and gloom again this week. We shall see. Oh and yes, our grass is working overtime - looks like we'll be on the every 4-5 day cutting schedule again - weather permitting!

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  27. Oh yes, I remember those songs. I was in high school from 1966-70 in the midst of so much of that music!
    Yes, California would love rain to help with all the wildfires. Today in Oregon we had sunshine again after a day of rain.

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  28. Hmmm. I DO love spring rain but I too am watching the grass grow. :)) Good thing my brother-in-law started my lawnmower this weekend for me. AND mowed the lawn. Next mowing is my turn though.

    Your geranium is such a pretty colour!

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  29. Though there was rain our forecast for Monday...it passed us by and we had a lovely day! Maybe some of your predicted rain will go elsewhere...like California! Have a great week.

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  30. It is unfortunate that different areas get the extremes of weather. I wish the rain could be spread around. Good for you on overwintering a Geranium. They do not do well for me in the summer time, much less trying to keep one all winter.

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  31. I always have a slew of indoor chores to do. Of course, rainy weather is perfect to get some photos taken for the next photo challenge, LOL!

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