Between Storms

Sunlight!

After a solid two weeks of downpours, Willa and Perdita saw a shaft of sunlight in the garden…

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cedar

…they kicked through the storm wrack…

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puddles

…skirted around the puddles…

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Carpet

…and tiptoed over a carpet of Alpine Campanula.

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Chrysanthemum

They feasted their eyes on the gloriously red Chrysanthemums…

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Schizoztylis Lily

…and the delicate Schizostylis Lily…

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Rose

and the sweet pink Rose – such brave flowers to blossom during the autumn storm season!

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Incipient Tulips

…and we hope for Tulips in the spring!

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glow

The girls are glowing with a little outside air, and rejuvenating sunshine.

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18 thoughts on “Between Storms

  1. Kjerstin, Willa and Perdita, in their green sweaters, look like little Irish girls who are used to the rain but especially grateful when the sun comes. I love their names. Being from Nebraska, originally, it should be no surprise that Willa Cather is one of my favorite novelists (especially her Death Comes for the Archbishop and The Song of the Lark). And Perdita is such a wonderfully unusual name. The only person I ever knew of who had the name was H.D.’s daughter. You make me want to think of an unusual name for my newest Hitty who will be coming from Xenis. I thought of naming her Xena (from “Xena the Warrior Princess,” with a bow toward her maker). It’s a bit of a stretch, though, to think of a Hitty as a warrior–even for good. Heaven knows, though, Hitty was pretty darn brave. Anyway, thanks for getting me thinking about names and naming. Hope the sunlight is brightening the spirits of everyone there! Judith

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    • Xenia means “Guest-friendship”, and Athene is the patron goddess…so lots of possibilities there! I love names and words, and their meanings. Perdita means lost girl, and Hitty certainly was lost over and over…and brave about it as you say. My son said Perdita suits her because she is a purdy lil thing…

    • They are! We are so glad we planted some fall-blooming flowers where we can see and admire them from the warm dry indoors! The autumn and winter weather us usually damp, but this is so far beyond damp it was a shock to everyone.

  2. so happy you are having a respite from the relentless rain. Hope that this bodes well for everyone who has endured these storms. The girls are delightful as always and what a gift to see flowers blooming!

    • Thanks! We love the fall flowers – they are such a bright and colourful splotch in our soggy backyard…we’re just so glad we planted them there! And we have hung up a suet block for the poor wet birds – hoping that they will enjoy the seeds and fat as much as we enjoy watching them peck at it!

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