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Rain=Green September 10, 2010

Filed under: Family,School,Seasons,Seattle — Janet @ 1:55 am

This morning, Wednesday Sept. 8, we woke up to rain – a soft rain – like we used to get in Ireland but doesn’t seem to happen any more.  A rain where you are quite happy to use an umbrella – i.e. no wind – but the umbrella is hardly necessary if you have a good rainjacket or vice versa.  It was the first day of school.  A very exciting day.  And we 8 McKee’s trudged up to Whittier.  Parents and grandparents and children converged upon the school from all directions.  There was a great buzz about the place.  It was like old home week. 

But the reason I titled this post Rain=Green is that in the soft rain this morning I thought how good the moisture was for the garden and how spectacular the growth is in this corner of the Pacific Northwest.   Just take a look at the towering trees right in our own neighbourhood – and particularly in Salmon Bay Park nearby.  The fruit trees are overloaded at this time of year – apples, pears, plums in many gardens.  Blackberries are peeping out through some of the fences.  Tomatoes are ripening.  Gourds and pumpkins are growing bigger.  It is very colourful, and not just green.

  how’s this for a big tree.  It’s not a towering one in Salmon Bay Park (I can’t find my pictures of those trees) so this photo will have to do for now


2 Responses to “Rain=Green”

  1. jstwndrng Says:

    Hi Janet,
    Since July, August and September are drought months here in Seattle, the rain is indeed a blessing. But I’m curious…you say your tomatoes are ripening? Ours have not and we fear they may now not get enough heat to do so.

  2. Janet Says:

    Matt – as to ripening tomatoes – they are ones I see as I walk around our neighbourhood. I’ve also seen some that are quite green still so don’t despair. I really don’t know much about growing our own vegetables but I hope to have a try next year. Our garden is quite small but from what I observe, vegetables don’t have to take up a lot of space.

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