Saturday, January 05, 2008

waiting for lulls

Storms have consumed the last 48 hours and another one is getting ready to burst. We have had record breaking winds and the television News keeps sending out severe weather warnings, reports telling everyone to stay inside and keep off the roads. I have 4 extremely large trees in our backyard that is home to many birdy friends and I have never seen these trees whip and bend like this before. I find myself concerned, wondering where the birds find shelter.

All was silent until late this morning during the lull between bursts. Safe and unharmed, a countless number of birds returned, happy to be bathing, eating and singing. In just one moment the sky darkened and the rain began pelting down again. All the birds have gone back into hiding, their songs are silenced for the moment.

And these storms, like trials and bad lupus days, come and go. We bend, but do not break, we sway, leaning into the wind and wait for the lull in between...

and wait for the lull in between.


Blogger Wanda said...

Yes, I was waiting for lulls yesterday, and they never came. However this morning in a small window of time, I went in and visited with Aunt Cassie...As I started home....oh my that dark black cloud. I only beat it home by minutes.

Darlene, I guess our luncheon date will have to wait till the weather breaks....So looking forward to it!!
Love and Hugs
Stay warm and dry.
Wanda Mom

4:59 PM  
Blogger nancygrayce said...

So sorry for all the bad weather! We had two days of cold and we thought we had been transported to the North Pole! We are not used to two days of cold in a row down here in Florida.

7:50 PM  
Blogger La La said...

It's storming here, too. I've been to many movies this week! The photos you posted are beautiful!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Sorry to learn you are having such bad weather. It's amazing how bad the weather can be one moment and so serene the next. I am reminded of being out in the eye of a hurricane as a young lad. It was eerie to say the least, but fascinating.

Fortunately, the birds know where to go to get some protection.

Take care.

4:43 AM  
Blogger BB said...

Hope you and all you love are safe and warm and dry :)
Wishing you peace and love and joy in 2008, Darlene.


2:12 AM  

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