Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Stroll Invitation


Somehow, summer seems to be all about rain. If one plans an outdoor event, one is hoping it does not rain. In drought, as the green in the garden withers and grays, one prays for rain. When rain falls for too many days in a row, one prays it will space itself out a little better. Generally speaking, we're happy with rain, we just prefer that it fall according to our agenda.


We are having normal, to perhaps slightly above normal, rainfall this year. After some dry years, normal feels pretty wet. It was raining again here, after a beautiful sunrise that burst, with beams of streaming light, through early morning clouds. I don't mind being out in the rain, if the rain is gentle and the air is warm. And I really enjoy a barefoot walk through rain-drenched grass, photographing glistening wet blossoms.


I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. ~Adeline Knapp


If you have time this week for a Sunday Stroll, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too. I'll check back often and try to keep the list updated.


Look who's strolling:

Margaret at Periodic Pearls

Abbie at Farmer's Daughter

The Crafty Gardener at The Garden Side

Nan at Letters from a Hill Farm

Me here at The Quiet Country House

Robin at A Fondness for Reading

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13 comments:

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Strolled yesterday, posted it today!

http://margaretevansporter.blogspot.com/

abbie said...

Hi Aisling. It's raining here, too, but the thunder and lightning limited my stroll to what I could shoot from the doorway. Still, I'm happy with my shots.

Crafty Gardener said...

I have added a whimsical Sunday Stroll on the The Gardener Side

Nan said...

Hey Aisling, I just finished posting my stroll photos. I'll be back to visit everyone's later on this evening.
http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunday-strolljuly-27.html

Mibsy said...

We didn't get a chance to stroll today...very rainy and thunderstormy! enjoyed all the strolling posts, though! 'til next week...

Aisling said...

Thanks to all who strolled, and Mibsy, I look forward to your post next week. :)

Cloudhands said...

Here we go. This is a test, only a test. Just let me know on the chat if it got through.
As always, Cloudhands

Aisling said...

Cloudhands/Mom,
Got it!

Joyce said...

No stroll for me this weekend, as we were travelling. I love everyone else's, though!

Robin said...

Hi Aisling. I just posted my first Sunday Stroll photos. I love your idea of sharing our walks and our gardens. Thanks, and here's the link to my post:
http://fondnessforreading.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunday-stroll.html

Aisling said...

Joyce, I look forward to seeing your stroll next week.

Robin, Welcome! I'll add you to the list and head over to see your stroll photos. :)

Everydaywoman said...

I love your Sunday Stroll idea. I'd like to join you this Sunday and will plan on posting a stroll of our 10th-generatieon family farm on my blog, http://everydaywomanusa.wordpress.com/ and will give you credit for starting this lovely idea! It's always fun to see what stage of development our apple and peach orchards are in and what wildlife and farmlife may be out and about. My daughter, Abbie, over at Farmer's Daughter, got me hooked! Thanks. . . Everydaywoman

Aisling said...

Everydaywoman, Thank you for expressing your interest in strolling with us on Sunday. Once you get your post up, just comment on my Sunday Stroll Invitation (which I'll post here tomorrow morning) and I'll add you to the lsit of strollers.

Nice to meet you!