Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Love the Rain

I love the rain.  I love the quiet elegance of my garden when it is drenched with rain--the dark gray pavers, the black earth, the subdued contrast between the plants.

Rain is also associated with childhood memories.  When I smell the rain-soaked earth, I think of camping trips when I was young as it rained so often when we were on family holidays.

I walk in the rain.  I garden in the rain.  Probably the only time I don't like it is when it is rainy and very, very cold.

When I walk with Meeko on rainy days, the walks are more intimate.  I am less likely to see as many fellow walkers.  And, especially on the days with hard rain, when I do pass someone, there's often a nod, an unspoken camaraderie.

This morning's rain was quite lovely and light.  Here are a couple of images from my walk this morning:

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."

Roger Miller


  1. Those red berries are so very pretty :)

  2. Rebekka -- I think they're pretty too and the raindrops are the finishing touch!

    I saw them in a little forested area near my house. I think it's a highbush cranberry bush.

  3. I grew up in some really rainy climates - one had over 100 inches a year. Now I live in an area that gets 7 inches a year. I loves the rain!

  4. froggy -- That makes sense with your name. :)

  5. did you spy any of fern's cousins?

  6. Allo Kathleen! Tes photos sont magiques, la première invite au calme et à la détente et les autres ressemble à des bonbons!!! xxxxxx

  7. Margie -- I haven't yet, but I will keep my eyes down and open. :)

  8. Chantal -- Merci beaucoup pour les beaux commentaires sur mes photos. Je les apprécie tellement. Ça était une belle journée sous la pluie. xxxx


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