First rain of summer




About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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18 Responses to First rain of summer

  1. bergstromskan says:

    Anna, you are a treasure. This morning,after hearing the news, that England is leaving EU (Brexit), and the sense of anxiety lodging in my heart, I open my E-mail and find your blog. A smile enters my system, joy and sense of wonder follows, and my Midsummer Eve in Sweden is saved. Thank you for your pictures showing that life, in all its varieties goes on anyway.

    • annamadeit says:

      Aw thanks, mamma! Yeah, just heard. Wow – so they actually did it… Wonder what reverberations this will have in the rest of EU… Kram och Glad Midsommar till er bรคgge tvรฅ! โค

  2. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    The first good rain after a long spell of hot and dry is so refreshing — like these photos! (We’re still waiting for ours…) I especially like 6 up from the end, and 10 up from the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. annamadeit says:

    Thanks Alan – it was such a quick post, I didn’t bother labeling them. Sorry… The ones you liked were of a Black Lace Elderberry and a Rabbits foot fern. Hope you get your rain soon – it is a wonderful gift.

  4. Mark and Gaz says:

    Raindrops, the best thing embellishment a plant can have!

  5. I always find rain beautiful (well, except when I’m stuck on the freeway) but the concept of rain in summer seems a miracle. Lovely photos.

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Kris! This time of year, I always dread the dry heat to come, and cherish whatever rain falls on us. Each time, I worry it will be the last, until fall comes around again.

  6. rickii says:

    I can never capture the sparkle as well as you do.

  7. Patsi says:

    Amazing how fascinating rain drops can be. Beautiful photography skills.

  8. debsgarden says:

    I loved this post! I appreciate the wonderful close-up views of the raindrops. I am hoping some of those will visit my garden soon!

  9. Jenni says:

    Beautiful Anna! I was coaching soccer when the rain fell and it was wonderful to feel!

  10. FlowerAlley says:

    I loved looking at this again while listening to the rain outside my own window. I could enjoy it without envy.

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