a rainy morning…..

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

a rainy morning.....

 

I've been grateful for the rain that has come and gone and come again in the past few days.

It's helped in the daily watering for the grass we're trying to grow out front. The house had a new septic put in right before we moved in, so the lovely grassy yard I saw in photos was a fresh field of dirt + grass seed when we arrived. Any help Mother Nature gives me in remembering to water is greatly appreciated.

Best of all though, the rain has helped to turn the tangle of brown into a soft blanket of green.

Green, green, everywhere. 

I wandered through the woods damp with dew and rain one morning. Checking on the compost pile. Finding blueberry blossoms. Wondering what the vine-y leafy plant is in the last photo…. any guesses? These pictures are from a few days ago and already the forest looks different. The last bit of the curled fiddle-heads are now gone. Unfurled. Isn't that a great word?

I see the tiny patch of woods in our new backyard and realize that we have walked into a storybook. One of my favorites, in fact. I half expect Sam & Stella to show up and ask Luke & Sophie to play.

Of course, most days I have my very own Sam & Stella. Building forts. Exploring. Making this bit of forest their own vast wilderness. Becoming unfurled, as little people do…..

xo,

s

 

23 thoughts on “a rainy morning…..

  1. That last pic looks exactly what my grapevine looked like when the leaves first started coming out…now I have dozens of tiny grape bunches on it!

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  2. “Unfurled” is indeed a beautiful word. And, while I would not want to trespass on small ones’ sacred ground, if I were you, I’d be very tempted to curl up with a book some afternoon in that beautiful fort.

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  3. Story Book Land indeed. Fantastic! Beautiful time of year for your moving in & discovering. Yes, I agree with Stephenie about GRAPEVINE.

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  4. It is beautiful isn’t it? The trees have filled in and I moved the furniture so that all you see is green trees through the windows in the sunroom. It feels like a great big treehouse 🙂

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  5. And everyone thinks they are grape-vines! They are everywhere along the edge of the yard. Maybe we’ll get enough for a batch of wine! That would be wonderful 🙂

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  6. What beautiful photos, especially the unfurling fern! There’s nothing like fresh rain in the spring time, and this year it is so needed. You have a lovely patch of earth to call your home!

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  7. I really need to get in the habit of rising earlier and walking out there. It’s just a tiny patch of woods, but still so good. And in the morning…. so quiet. This morning I awoke at 4:30 to so many birds singing the sun up. I fell back to sleep of course…. but it was truly beautiful.

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