Saturday, July 23, 2016

stormy day

Well, it's a good thing that I was the one letting cheepers out at dawn. This would be, in the end, the best and perhaps the only time when I could find peace and not a small amount of delight outdoors.


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Though even then, the bugs were there to tease and taunt me. I went in, went out, hurried in, caught my breath, went out again, back and forth quite a number of times.


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I did some garden repair work telling myself that I shouldn't give up on that too soon.


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After all, so much in the flower fields is spectacular and in fact, arguably at its strongest and finest.


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Oh, but those bugs!

And it is a hot and humid day so that I almost take our breakfast indoors. Almost.


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(Looking in toward the porch.)


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After the porch break, I do some idle computer work and then the storms come again and it is a done deal: I will spend the rest of the day indoors.

It really is quite amazing how strong and rooted most of the trees are: the winds gust fiercely, whipping the heavy limbs about, but in the end they fail to uproot much of anything (though we surely have fallen limbs to clean up on a better weather day).


In the evening, Snowdrop and her mom come over for a light spaghetti supper and that is of course delightful. (An infusion of joy!)...


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... even as the thunder comes and goes and comes back again, giving the impression that it is settling in for a rather lengthy visit -- uninvited, unwanted, but there you have it: thundering away and causing everyone to scurry indoors.

The little girl helps me cook (tasting her way through the preparations)...


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And she engages ah-ah-eh in a game of throw the penguin back and forth...


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And it is, in the end, the weather to the contrary, a very joyous evening.


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So where are we with our seasons? Heavily into summer, no? Or maybe just a tad further along than that?

It's hard to believe that just a few months ago I was celebrating the coming of spring...

1 comment:

  1. Nina, Things at the farmette look wonderful. Snowflower is so big now. An infusion of joy is right. Best, Nora

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