Sunday, 18 September 2011
Another rainy day
Today we had another rainy day in Rotterdam. We have had so much of them this summer. Too much really. When I think back of the number of warm and sunny days we spent in our garden, I do not get any further than about ten. Such a shame!
Despite the showers we had today, I wanted to spend some time in the garden. If only to see how the last vegetables are doing, like the courgette, leek, oak leaf lettuce and pattison. I also wanted to pick some flowers to take home with me.
The garden was soaking wet. The smell of wet soil and grass overwhelming. How I love that scent. As I descended down the garden path tiny frogs jumped away through the rain. Looking for a safe place. There are still some Sweet Pea's, Dahlia's and Cosmos in bloom. I also picked some Sedum, which has a beautiful dusty pink colour and looks very pretty in a bouquet. At home I put the flowers in little jars and placed them around the house.They are such a joyous sight!
Now something completely different. Did any of you read the latest book by John Boyne, called The absolutist? It is one of the most beautiful books I read lately. It's about two young men fighting in the Great War, struggling with the complexity of their emotions. It's about love too and friendship. About the atrocities of war and about deciding not to fight any more.
When you are off to the library or bookshop this week, just take this book with you. It's simply beautiful!
A happy new week to you all