The Morning After
The other night it rained. This is not unusual in Seattle. It is sort of Autumn, kind of the way it was sort of Summer before this. The weather isn't sure what it's going to do from one day to the next. I actually think we have a couple of weeks of warmth and sun ahead of us still. My garden seems to feel the same way. The tomatoes are just ripening now. That may sound frightening, but it's not like they haven't been growing. Some of them are the size of small pumpkins. It's just taken until now for them to hit their groove. Now they're racing to the finish line (with the help of a makeshift green house.
Same with my flowers... My delphinium didn't bloom until last week! But now they're stretching towards the sky every day.
But the other night the rain was biblical. Drenching buckets of rain for 10 or 12 hours. Furniture getting upended by the wind. You'd think that would be the end of the garden. But the storm passed. The sun poked through the ceiling of clouds.
And the flowers remained.