Friday, August 15, 2008

like a walk in the rain......


Today was one of those rare days when the Rain Goddess smiles on Colorado - the temperature has dropped from the high 90's to the upper 50's, and a wonderful slow rain has been falling steadily since dawn. It's what the folks of the British isles call a 'soft day'. It's still raining, and is expected to continue raining throughout tomorrow . Suddenly everything is lush and green, a brief oasis before the return of our regular summer weather.
So after watching rain fall while I was working, I put Puppy in her little blue raincoat, grabbed my big black doorman's umbrella and went off to the park. We had it to ourselves, walking along through a steady downpour, happy as could be.
We returned home to find that Keioko, our friend from Japan, had made a six course Japanese dinner for everyone. For dessert, homemade blueberry-banana bread, still warm from the oven. Now I have a steaming cup of tea, Laura's cleaning up the kitchen, Keioko and Bevin have fallen asleep in the living room. Sometimes, having housemates is a wonderful thing.

3 comments:

Ginger said...

this was lovely to read. this rain is something else, isn't it? i keep expecting an ark to float by.

i really love the new look of your page as well, it's all very lovely. sorry, i just watched "the holiday" and i'm still speaking with a british accent in my head and jude law says "lovely" a lot. :)

kate said...

Thanks ever so very :) cheerio, luv.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

How awesome! If I knew you peeps needed rain I would have been more than happy to send you some of ours for the last 4 weeks. When things get green and grow it is so lovely! Great to hear you're enjoying your living situation too, dinner sounds like it was delicious, especially the blueberry banana bread yum!