Friday, August 14, 2009

rainy morning, rainbow evening

It rained all night. This morning felt so wet and fresh. We decided to go wander around on "the mountain" across the road. The girls call it "the mountain", really it's more of the hillside on the mountain we live on...

(Chloe rarely takes of that bonnet these days. Jason has taken to calling her Yellow Bonnet.)


Chloe has a special rock friend up there. It has a name, Lily I think. (I feel kinda bad for not remembering the name of my daughters special rock friend.) So after some exploring, visiting the deer beds, looking for Oregon Grape berries, we sat on the rock and read a chapter in On the Banks of Plum Creek.


Our garden certainly enjoyed the rain. This afternoon I picked some fresh flowers for the nature table. We have so many calendula blooming right now! I'm thinking of gathering petals and making some salve.


And then this evening we noticed that there was a strange brightness outside, and look what we found...

6 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

All of that gorgeous the rain you've been getting! It's been wet here (as usual), but the irony is that when our lovely neighbors from Boulder were here a few weeks ago, it was during the fluke-ish 104F days! They pointed their fingers and said - it's raining and cold at home & you lured me here with the promise of cool, gray days (LOL)!

Nicole said...

Wow! How lucky to see such beautiful colors streaming across the sky!
I love that your daughter has a special rock friend, my daughter also a rock she calls her own called her "thinking spot" It sounds like a lovely day!

Nicole Anne said...

what lovely flowers on a pretty peice of cloth! ps. takes "off" typo :)

Marina said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful post! It is so special that your family has that wonderful place to explore and I love that your girls have special rock friends... this brought such a smile to my face :)

And YAY! You got On The Banks of Plum Creek :D!

Kimberly said...

What a wopnderful way to spend a day. I love how you take stories on your adventures so do we. It makes the story come alive. What beautiful scenery and oh my the rainbow.

themagiconions said...

Looks like you had a great day out and gorgeous photo of the rainbow!
Thanks for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.