finally rain falls
filling the darkness with sound
the sweetest music
~ a haiku, by Aisling, August 28, 2008
I took my children to a travelling display at a museum in a nearby city that focused on the pop art of Japan. After that, we headed to a mall to purchase just a few school supplies. As much as I resist "conspicuous consumerism", I can't quite resist stocking up on a few notebooks when they are 10 cents a piece. This is the time of year that I get a little bit nostalgic for those really thick "back to school" fashion magazines that I once loved, though I haven't revamped my wardrobe for autumn since I was a school girl.
In the late afternoon, with one daughter at work and the other getting a new hairstyle at a salon, I took my sons home. They played, getting dusty in the dry August afternoon, while I cut broccoli in the garden and made dinner. Limerick, my husband, has a lunch BBQ at work tomorrow and asked me to make a dish to pass. I opted for pasta salad with farfalle (bow ties) noodles and lots of fresh veggies (including carrots, basil, broccoli, and little yellow tomatoes) from the garden. As I ran out to the garden for a couple of red onions, I felt the first drops of rain. Ah, finally rain falls...
photo by Aisling, Summer 2008