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