Pins Of The Week: Flower Power

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Oh the rain! I was sure a few weeks ago when we were basking in the sunshine and summer temperatures is was karma for us Portlanders. Karma for our weathering it out through the grey skies day in and day out every fall, winter and spring. Karma for being such excellent recyclers and having great bike lanes. I at least thought is was well deserved after the last few summers which more closely resembled Alaskan summers than the summers I remember here as a girl (normally we get long dry summers, for real it's true - or it was). I was so sure that this was it, summer was here to stay.

But it was a tease and the rain and cold has been back with a vengeance the last couple weeks. I have been too busy and house bound with work to complain much. But now that my deadline is staring me down at eye-level I am realizing that even when I am stuck in my house and I know it's nice outside I am more productive and creative, have more energy and a more positive outlook (a little more "I can do this!" than "wah wah" and "meh"). I am no gardener but having a little garden of veggies and a few pots of flowers to care for feels really mediative and purposeful in the way sweeping rainy debris off my floor does not. Working outside in the shade with a warm breeze makes the work load feel lighter. Taking a walk in the evening is always a bit magical and tires out my boys. And I really miss seeing all the flowers blooming! All the peonies are sadly resting heavy from the rain on the ground and other flowers that started to grow and bloom have given up. Sun, where are you?? Please come back. 

Hope you all get some sunshine this weekend! (I am officially waiting for the next 7-day forecast to see if there is more sun in our future.)

14 comments:

  1. Image #3 is SO evocative. Really stunning. We have golden sunshine this morning after days of heavy air and rain. We don't get so much that I mind, really. Yesterday was that particularly lovely steady rain that sounded so nice when the windows were open.

    And still, if I were facing it down for the whole summer? Not sure I'd like it quite so very much! ;)

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    1. i know, it's so pretty. it actually kind of reminds me of christmas but it was too pretty not to include. and i guess we have been having weather more like the kind we get around christmas ;)

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  2. I feel the same, we are in the throws of spring gloom. It was snowing a little this morning. I'm on my way to find an elder to do a sun dance, maybe I will ask him to send some your way too.

    Cheers.

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    1. i can't believe it was snowing! you certainly deserve a little sunshine your way!

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  3. It looks like it should be a sunny weekend here...but it's been such a weird year. Lots of cold/overcast days interspersed with really hot ones. Sun! Stay! :) Happy 3 Day weekend!

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    1. it was really weird for us to get summer weather so soon, i think i read too much into, i guess it was just a fluke;)
      happy weekend!

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  4. It's overcast and waaay cooler than it was this week around these parts, leading into the weekend. I'd love to have a little garden one day...for Jeff. He's desperate for a place to plant some tomatoes and basil. I hope you get some more sun soon so you can get back outside! And I hope it gets nicer around here because NO WHERE has peonies here yet! I'm waiting impatiently! xo

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    1. basil is one thing i can't grow, try as i might - every year. oh and anything inside. i think i've killed about 12 house plants this year. is wrong that i keep trying? (i think it is but i want some houseplants dagnabit!).

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  5. Well, at the very least, you managed to round up some really beautiful images. I absolutely love this little collection of flower power. I too have been wanting to start an herb garden for its meditative and therapeutic purposes. I'm putting it on my summer bucket list, which I just made up right now. ;) Hang in there, Christine.

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  6. I missed the rain this weekend but we could use as much of it as you can spare - send it on down!

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  7. Love these Pins- especially 2 & 6. We got slammed with the same kind of yuckiness over the weekend too. We've been in the 80/90 range since yesterday, but I swear, they are already talking rain for the weekend?!

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  8. I really love this post I will visit again to read your post in a very short time and I hope you will make more posts like this.

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