This afternoon it stormed. About 5, I was trying to finish up and leave the office and the power flickered a bit. I didn’t pay much attention until I got up to go. I don’t actually have windows, but there are some across the room from me, so when I turned to leave I saw a grey wall of water. Hmmm… no umbrella.

And then when I got home, I walked out back. It’s so amazing after the rain. The zinnias in my neighbors yard were so bright against the bright green leaves. The sky was still a bit grey but the color of the blooms was magnificent. A world washed clean by the rain. So shiny and alive. So bright against a still dull sky.

Some days, life is like that: bright colors standing up proud against a humdrum background. Thanks God for the flowers.