Rain Forests of Minnesota . . .

“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.” ~Rachel Carson
(Note to Rachel .. that is a romantic thought, but I don’t believe that you have ever tried it on a cool rainy day in Minnesota … it is only perfect for the clouds of starving mosquitoes that will devour you.)


Northern Minnesota has turned into a rainforest this Spring. Tons of rain for days and days … lake levels raise, rivers rush, puddles (small lakes) appear across the lands, culverts overflow, roads wash out and the dark gray skies hover over us in a smothering manner.

And, it could be my fault!
Yes, it could have been me … I must confess … Yes …
I killed several spiders last week … found in the bathtub, the laundry room, the corner of the staircase.
Timber spider on the porch and a really big one in the garage.

Is it the number or spiders killed or the size of the spiders that determine how much rain will fall?

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life”. ~  John Updike

Through a rainy window

Through a rainy window (click to enlarge)

Rainy Window

Rainy Window (click to enlarge)

The glow of the wet green trees is the only brightness we see on these dark rainy days. The greens are generously green this year, a gift from the rain. The thick clouds block the sun and the full moon at night. No lightening or fireflies. Just dark grayness engulfing our woodsy world.

Northern Minnesota has needed moisture for a few years, but getting caught up all in two weeks is not the best way to get those lake levels back up to normal. In some places the winds and new high lake water levels are causing destruction of docks and boats. (News: Rainy Lake Swollen)

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let it rain and fill your life with weather comfort activities ..  take naps, drink warm coffee, read a good book, clean out a closet, take another nap, bake bread, call a friend, pop corn and watch an old movie … visit your dad for Father’s Day.

(more Spring Pictures are here: Bear In Sight)


~ by bearyweather on June 15, 2014.

4 Responses to “Rain Forests of Minnesota . . .”

  1. You make the rain look so beautiful. Some of your photos look like paintings. πŸ™‚

  2. Can you please send some of your rain a bit further east, Bearyweather? It seems to be missing us or I need to find some more spiders! Fun blog post.

    • Oh I so wish I could send the rain your way .. we had two sunny days and the rain is back this morning (no, I did not kill any more spiders, I learned my lesson), promising to stay through the weekend again. I have cabin fever and everything outside is drowning. Any way you could “pull” the rain over your way?
      I give you permission to kill spiders if you can promise the rain effect only takes place in the area where they were killed. πŸ˜‰

      (48ΒΊ and raining as I type)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: