Slow painting

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Why?

Why, on a day of non-stop rain, did I squelch along to the allotment? Rain pooling in every slight hollow in the soil. Everything sodden, and no-one else in sight.

This shot has come out much brighter than it actually was. We had lights on indoors all day, and by 3 o'clock daylight was fading.

The path through the trees shows it like it was.


But I needed some chard for tonight's meal, and having made up my week's menu it was somehow easier to plod out in the soaking rain than to think of an alternative. In the end, I was glad I'd done it.

14 comments:

Nell Jean said...

In a word, the day was Dreary. The chard made up for it.

Jacqui said...

I love rainbow chard - it certainly brightens up the kind of day we've had. Well done for venturing out, although it always seems worth it to get out in the open air -even if it is so wet.

Linda said...

Hi Linda,...I liked your pictures. Especially the last picture at the bottom,...it sure was colorful. I don't even know what chard is? Looks like celery or rhubarb. I am so not a gardener! (:>)

Hey, I just had my 100th post and I am doing a giveaway. Pop on over if you have the time.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Love the path through the trees, thanks for sharing.
You take care.

donna said...

Linda, the next time we have a gloomy day here, I'll get out some chard and brighten up my day. That's an amazing photo. I luv it. It should be framed. Even on a day of rain, your allotment looks very appealing to me.

Gunilla said...

Hi Linda

It has been cloudy and grey all day and it has raining too. I dont like it at all. But I have to get out with the children that I take care of. I hope the snow comes soon it´s better.More fun fore the kids.

Have a nice week
Gunilla

Kris said...

Goodness! That chard is so bright you could have used them as a torch to light your way home through the gloom. Hope they were as de-licious as they were de-light-full. :-D

Linda said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. The chard did make up for the soaking, but the stems were tougher than when I last picked it. But it's worth growing just to look at. I also discovered that my knee-length, designed-for-the-Scottish-weather waterproof is no longer waterproof...

June said...

Chard is so beautiful this time of year that I love to just stare at it. We had a baby visiting yesterday, and I used him as an excuse to just stand and stare at the pretty leaves and stems.

A little rain only brings out the light in the colors, yes?

Lovely!

Peggy said...

I know exactly the kind of dark dreary days you have had, just like ours!The mixture of sheds on the plots looks great even in this dismal weather with some dahlias still hanging on, and your beautiful coloured Chard was worth the wetting

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

This allotment gardening is very interesting. I have never heard of it before but it seems like a wonderful concept. I love the pictures of assorted gardens. The soil looks very rich. I came over to this blog after you made some comments on mine.

Jo said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog. What a dismal day, still there was plenty of colour in the chard. Great photo.

Evelyn Howard said...

The last photo is so bright and contrast to the other pics.

Jo said...

There is an award for you on my blog. I hope you will accept it.