Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ahhh - It's raining again!

A humming bird hovered a foot from my head while I stood under the dripping trumpet vine. I wish I could have shared him with you, but as soon as he realized I wasn't part of the background he shot away in a blur.

We have web feet here in the Pacific Northwest and aren't used to hot, dry weather month after month with days soaring into the 90s and even tipping over 100. We don't have pools, or air conditioning - we like 70 degrees (plus or minus) and interspersed with rain... thank you very much!

When it started sprinkling yesterday evening my kids went out in bare feet to play Frisbee, my husband, mother-in-law and I sat under the porch watching the ground soak up every drop and breathing in the ozone and damp earth. So lush and fresh and green - and alive.

My dear friend, Sherri knows how I love hydrangeas - and gave me this gorgeous conical white to go with my purples, blues and burgundies

...plus a non-dairy chocolate cupcake.
Life is good!


  1. Breathtaking pictures of your hydrangeas and the trumpet vine. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post! Hugs, Terri

  2. I love how the rain drops like honey off the end of the hummingbird's trumpet of goodness...and that you take the time to reveal the most precious elements of this good earth...and this good life. Thank you - and Happy Birthday my forever friend. -Joie

  3. I could just lap up that 1st pic. I also have learned to love hydrangeas through people's blogs.....I wonder if they would grow here way up north, I don't think I've seen them anywhere, or maybe I didn't notice.

  4. Gorgeous summer rain - my favourite kind! Such a beautiful selection of hydrangeas and that white one looks like a lovely addition... so delicate.

    I must admit to a weakness for buttercream icing and had no idea a non-dairy cupcake could look that scrumptious. I bet it tasted yummy too and I hope you enjoyed every bite!

    Happy Beverlyday to you! ♥

  5. The colours are always glorious over on your blog, Beverly. Beautiful hydrangeas! Apparently if you leave a bunch of nails in the soil around the plant you get the deepest blue.

  6. Love these pics, their joy and the colors of those amazing flowers. Enjoy the summer!