Posts Tagged ‘ SUMMER ’


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life. They contemplate the ongoing Summer Rain in Brisbane and the Star Wagon which can only start with a hammer and stick like the old days of cranking the engine up. Lizzy will be taking buses along Coronation Drive to kick the engine over when Izzy hits it with the hammer with the orange handle. That means the red umbrella and the almost certainty of getting wet as the rain just continues to DRIZZLE. Don’t matter . Its SUMMER RAIN.

Mountain fruit drop in the rain
and grass insects sing under my oil lamp.
White hair, after all, can never change
as yellow gold cannot be created.
If you want to know how to get rid
of age, its sickness, study nonbeing.

– Wang Wei, 699-761
Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Poems of Wang We




I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing! ~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Bells”



Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.




I rebuke the wind and revile the rain,
I do not know the Buddhas and patriarchs;
My single activity turns in the twinkling of an eye,
Swifter even than a lightning flash.

– Nampo, 1306
Zen Buddhism: A History, Japan, Heinrich Dumoulin, p. 40


No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks.


You have to have lots of rain before you can have your rainbow!


The itsy bitsy spider (or The eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider (or eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the spout again.


Been raining all summer. Now Lizzy is back in Brisbane and its raining still.Kind of not even rain. Its just 100% humidity and the water is dropping . Dripping.


Costa Rica

“Imagine studying in a tropical rain forest, at a beach in an absolute reserve, and in a cloud forest! The learning curve was tremendous, and so much was accomplished in 4 weeks. The educational opportunities were excellent and challenging! Faculty were extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of disciplines.” — Costa Rica Ecology Program – Maymester (San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica)


Quotes About HAARP

“Hurricanes and tropical storms have ravaged the Caribbean. Central Asia and the Middle East are afflicted by drought. West Africa is facing the biggest swarm of locusts in more than a decade. Four destructive hurricanes and a tropical rain storm Alex, Ivan, Frances, Charley and Jeanne have occurred in a sequence, within a short period of time. Unprecedented in hurricane history in the Caribbean, the island of Grenada was completely devastated: 37 people died and roughly two-thirds of the island’s 100,000 inhabitants have been left homeless; in Haiti, more than two thousand people have died and tens of thousands are homeless. The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida have also been devastated. In the US, the damage in several Southern states including Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas is the highest in US history.”

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: Owning the Weather for Military Use


I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?

Douglas Adams

cat black

Tears fall in my
heart like the rain
on the town.”

Paul Verlaine


I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. ~Adeline Knapp


Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop,
singing in the summer rain.
– John Ballantine Gough


Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

–Hosea Ballou


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