Hooray – a rainy October day!

It’s raining!!! Now that may not seem as all that unique, but this was our first rain in several months. The soil in parts of my garden looks and feels like the Kalahari, and even the native plants look somewhat crispy. I tend to be a shade dweller during the summer months, so when the rains finally return, my entire being sighs a big sigh of relief. For me, the return of rain somehow signify the end of the tunnel – and the near beginning of ski season. So, forgive this relative nonsense post… I’m celebrating! Apple-tastings, amazing looking pumpkins of all different shapes and colors, a cup of apple cider, colorful flowers, foliage, and grasses, the trees in fall splendor, the benevolent splashing of rain and a decent rain jacket – what else do you need to be happy?

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!
This entry was posted in Color. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Hooray – a rainy October day!

  1. Elvis says:

    I definitely need a new rain jacket! Lovely photos, Anna.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.