Sunday, June 26, 2011
Simple Days and Quiet Nights
It started raining on Monday the 20th. Just soft, quiet rain. Aaaah. It turned into a cresendo on Thursday night.
THAT was a "six towel" night.......towels still drying that I had to prop under the rooftop door to stop the cascada, waterfall from coming down three flights of stairs. Not complaining, at all. Just documenting.
I've been a busy bee in the garden. Yes, I have a gardener, but, well. I like to do the trimming and pruning myself and repotting. It is absolutely astonishing how after just a few days the garden is green and lush. After basically nine months of no rain, how can the three inches of rain we've had have such an impact?
In addition while working up on the roof terrace this morning, I looked over at the presa, reservoir and the amount of water in there is also surprising. It was BONE dry last week. The kids were playing soccer down there.
And now, the egrets and the red buntings, among others, are flitting and landing in all kinds of aerodynamic ways.
Kinda hunkering down at home this week while reading and putzing has been a delight. Weeks like this are what being retired is all about. I enjoy them very, very much.