Sunday, June 24, 2012

after the rain


the solstice has come and gone, we're on the downhill side of the light. i don't want to even think about that and thankfully we won't really see it for awhile. it's still light 'til 11 or so and the sun comes up around 4:30 a.m. (that's kind of annoying). if it would just stop raining, we could soak it in properly. it rained most of today, and i did my best to ignore it, spending time tending to various chicken emergencies (a variety of nesting hens, chicks hatching and general kerfluffles), planting radishes, picking strawberries and weeding in the garden anyway (note to self: it's easy to weed when the soil is wet). thankfully this evening, the sun broke through just in time for a glorious, golden sunset.

we've had days of good food (way too much meat), writing on the table, laughter, a trip to the beach, a proper bonfire for skt. hans (midsummer) and an afternoon at the flea market. i have a million notes of things to blog and tons of photos to share, but that will be for tomorrow. right now, i've got a date with orhan pamuk at the museum of innocence.

9 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

Our weather is similar to yours. On the day of the solstice, it was sunny for most of the day, but very windy. It has poured constantly since. I don't feel I've had enough summer for it to start getting darker. And yet, I love autumn and I find myself looking forward to it.

Elizabeth said...

some people have all the luck.
we have still rain!!!!
:)

keishua said...

it's been hot and sunny here. feels way too much like summer.
p.s.the flea market sounds like a fun adventure.

Bill said...

The words, "after the rain" do not exist in Seattle.

julochka said...

I could do without autumnal weather already now!

julochka said...

don't worry, the rain came back.

julochka said...

I could really use a bit of summer!

julochka said...

isn't there a Macedonian film by that name? or was it "before the rain?"

tidytipsy said...

Gorgeous photo! Hope the rain let up for a day or two :) I'd love to see your Skt. Hans photos! We were at a danish Skt. Hans bonfire too and loved it (working on a video of it right now).