On this wonderful rainy day in santa barbara, it seems appropriate that there be an ode to the cosmos. They have served me well and I fear the rain has been a bit much for them and they may be weighed down and not recover. We'll see tomorrow should the rain let up. It's okay though. I spent a lovely rainy day and night making iced pumpkin cookies and sweet and sour chicken. Candles. Rainy day tunes. Soaking it all in if you will. To bring a little sunshine into your life- check out this creation the Lord decided to have bloom in my backyard. The bushes got so tall they peaked through the window for our kitchen so it's been fun to look out and see their blooms.