We’ve had some lovely rain lately. It’s been particularly heavy at night and isn’t that just how it should be? During the days the showers are heavy from time to time but don’t last long.
Today at work I attended a Powhiri (Maori welcome) for a new staff member and one speaker commented that he hoped the rain outside did nothing to dampen the warm welcome being offered. I’ve heard rain explained as the tears on the ancestors giving blessing on the proceedings below but this gentlemen said it was the tears of the Father (the sky) giving nourishment to Mother Earth below. And rarely has such nourishment been so gladly received (after our recent drought).
We had a real downpour last night and there is a Heavy Rain Warning out for tonight. I live in an area that is prone to flooding so was interested in the height of the creek on my way home from work. I was surprised how much it had risen during the day, there didn’t seem to be that much rain! But when the rain falls up in the mountains, all the little streams rush down into our normally quite small creek and the little creek was no longer so little.