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

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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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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