Mariton: Here Comes the Rain Again

March 21, 2019

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

There are a ton of “rain” songs, but this morning it was Annie Lennox’s haunting vocal on Here Comes the Rain Again that ran through my mind as I walked the trails in the drizzle.  We have had a lot of rain this winter.  After last Friday night’s thunderstorms, I wasn’t sure I really wanted to see anymore.  Emma and I spent a good part of Monday cleaning up trails from wash outs.  Perhaps I should have been humming Creedence Clearwater’s Who’ll Stop the Rain?.

But I can generally find a silver lining in any cloud, so it wasn’t long before I found several interesting fungi on logs along the trails. I have been walking past these Turkey Tails and other mushrooms all winter, but somehow during a spring rain they seemed awakened and a little more vibrant.  It is easy to feel uplifted on a sunny day.  A true outdoorsman can find happiness in all weather.

I hope you enjoy!