Wednesday Vignette – so much water…

Anyone else tired of all the rain yet? It’s one of those things I feel I really should be grateful for. I mean, what would we do without it? Water is life… right? I know it is, and I know I should be careful what I wish for, but right now, I would just love a couple of benevolent, sunny days with temperatures in the mid-50’s or so. Maybe even 60’s… Just a couple of days would be nice. So the soil can recover from having that oversaturated mucky plasticity it currently has. And – pretty please – let those two days happen when I have no commitments or deadlines whatsoever. I wonder what the worms and all the other critters do when it is this wet. Do they move to higher ground? If so, in that sense, I suppose they are kind of the opposite from me. When it’s this wet, I go underground. Or, at least under cover.

This photo is from last winter, in Sweden. At least there, the sun came out, even if it was wet.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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16 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – so much water…

  1. bergstromskan says:

    Hos er är det vått, här är det kallt, brrrrr

  2. Tina says:

    Wishing you a sunny spring! My son is leaving on a camping, hiking, climbing tour of Oregon, so I do hope things dry up a bit. Certainly the eastern part of the state will be dry, 🙂

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  4. rusty duck says:

    Now you have me worrying about worms..

  5. Evan Bean says:

    So wet. One area of my garden is dotted with puddles. Ironically, it’s adjacent to one of the driest parts of the garden. Sunday is currently predicted to be mostly sunny. I hope the forecast holds and you have that day to yourself.

  6. Kris P says:

    I hope you get relief from the rain and some sunny days soon, Anna! Maybe you need to pay a visit down this way, where the temperatures have ventured from the mid-to-upper 80sF during the past week. Actually, we could use a little of that rain if Mother Nature would be so kind as to redirect it – I’m already slowly draining my rain collection tanks and the irrigation system is back on. There’s some chance of light rain Monday night…

  7. Peter/Outlaw says:

    YES! Enough with the rain already. At work when the ground is this saturated, the worms all come out of the ground and crawl all over the pavement. It’s nearly impossible to walk across the parking lot without stepping on a few hundred of them. I used to carefully collect those in my path and find a drier spot to place them but recently there have been too many. It must be amusing to see me dancing around trying to avoid them.

  8. hb says:

    It’s already getting horribly dry here. It’s been in the high 80’s all week. Maybe we should trade gardens for a few days.

    • annamadeit says:

      See – I just knew I shouldn’t EVER complain about water… Kris P mentioned the chance of water on Monday – fingers crossed you get lots of it. Heaven knows there is enough to share…

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