Rain. It smells wonderful. It nourishes the dormant roots of winter and greens up the land. Thus enters spring. Rain brings smiles to dry, weathered faces, especially those who overly familiar with the emptiness of drought and dry. That's how it was around these parts after this past week's two day rainstorm, which brought three [...]

Rain. It smells wonderful. It nourishes the dormant roots of winter and greens up the land. Thus enters spring.
Rain brings smiles to dry, weathered faces, especially those who overly familiar with the emptiness of drought and dry.
That's how it was around these parts after this past week's two day rainstorm, which brought three inches and upwards of moisture to a thirsty land. The rain seems to have brought hope back to the land and the people who depend upon it. Even townies like us can't help but smile at the good that was done by this soaker rain.
This recent rain, with more forecast for the weekend, should help to ease the drought that began spreading across Kansas, once again, over this past dry winter. The rain should help to ease worries somewhat for those burned out by wildfires in Comanche and Clark counties earlier this month, greening up a charred landscape. Yesterday even, the fire-blackened ditches near Cullison revealed spring green.
Rain has a nice ring to it. The creeks fill, the lakes and aquifers recharge, and earth yields its bounteous blessings after rain.
That is what our hope rests upon sometimes, the next rain in this next year country.