Slow painting

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Harbinger


And then it rained. And rained again. The black finger coming out of the middle of the cloud is pointing down at our plot, just over the hill from this adjacent allotment site. We haven't been to the plot all week: with a combination of torrential downpours and my daughter's French exchange partner visiting just now, we've grabbed the chance of any good weather to get out and about in town and further afield. Mushy strawberries will be awaiting us, I'm sure. But I'm not stressed about it. We're enjoying what we're doing just now, and the one thing we said when we took the plot on was that we weren't going to let it become a millstone rather than an enjoyment.

In the meantime, the build-a-ball frame kit has arrived, much more quickly than promised. It feels good to be armed against the pigeons.

9 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

I like your attitude. It's a garden, not a major member of your family that can cast guilt on you if you ignore it. It will continue to grow and you will be fine when you get back to it. Weeds can be pulled at any age.

Carolyn said...

So these are little green houses? I have never seen this before. On our island we are only now getting into community gardens and they are nothing like this. Great photo Linda.
Smiles

Linda said...

Larry, you're right - and the bigger the weeds the easier they often are to pull.

Carolyn, the 'structures' are a mix of greenhouses and sheds. Many of the latter are home-made, put together from a mix of old doors, windows and assorted bits of wood. More recycling!

June said...

Linda! I'm fascinated by this gorgeous photograph. The sky is amazing. Also, I'm so curious about the allotment system and just amazed to see such a beautiful collection of gardening ingenuity. It must be so much fun to chat with neighboring gardeners.

donna said...

I admire your attitude about not letting the allotment keep you from enjoying all the other wonderful and interesting things going on in your life. I had a good laugh about the "black finger" coming out of the cloud. Very nice photo. Does the French exchange student live with you?

Dot O said...

Love this cloud photo - It's amazing how the clouds can vary so much.

Di said...

Scotland, one of our favorite places! We would like if you could send some of that rain to our Pacific northwest... always several months in the summer without it. Love having discovered your site.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is another awesome shot.. I remember you after I took a look at that last enchanting skywatch picture (August Sky)!Really nice-

Sue said...

I love your photo! The sky is beautiful, and the shapes and colors in the allotment are fantastic! Life has been taking me away from the gardens and my computer some, too.