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Poetry - April Showers

Poetry – April Showers

“Thou makest the earth soft with showers: Thou bless-est the spring-ing there-of.” —PSALM lxv. 10. When A-pril skies be-gin to frown, And the cold rain comes pelt-ing down, We must not grum-ble nor com-plain, Nor i-dly say, we hate the rain. God sends the rain; the dust-y ground It soft-ens in the fields a-round; The mois-ture ev-e-ry plant re-ceives, And springs a-fresh in flow-ers and leaves. Should God for-bid the show-ers to fall, Nor send us any rain at all, The ground would all grow hard and dry, And ev-e-ry liv-ing plant would die. All things would starve and per-ish

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Poetry – In Dorset

From muddy road to muddy lane I plodded through the falling rain; For miles and miles was nothing there But mist, and mud, and hedges bare. At length approaching I espied Two gipsy women side by side; They turned their faces broad and bold And brown and freshened by the cold, And stared at me in gipsy wise With shrewd, unfriendly, savage eyes. No word they said, no more dared I; And so we passed each other by— The only living things that met In all those miles of mist and wet. — Frances Darwin Cornford

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The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary! My life is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past, But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast, And the days are dark and dreary. Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common

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Gardening – The Benefits Of Having Rain Barrels

Installing rain barrels on your property is a great way to save money on your water bill and keep your plants healthy and lush throughout dry weather. It is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce fossil fuel consumption associated with transporting water. A rain barrel is also a good public relations move that shows neighbors and passersby that you care about stormwater and are addressing this problem. It is a simple step that will benefit your budget, your plants, and the environment. The water coming out of your rain barrel will be full of nutrients. Since

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