Sunday, 10 August 2014

Waterfalls in the Night Garden ~~~

Gentle Reader ~~~ Last night I dreamed that I was hiding in a waterfall ~~~ then claps of thunder came, rolling across the sky, and lightening flashed and crashed, and I awoke and discovered that it was raining heavily, percolating, drip by drip, drop by drop, into my dreams, and maybe I was behind a waterfall after all ~ dream~invading rain falling in torrents, like the streams of a dream of water falling down a rabbit hole ~~~ indeed, by suffusing my sleep it brought strange memories of standing in a real surreal cavern behind Seljalandsfoss in Iceland ~~~ where a narrow path trickles behind a screen of falling water, where, with care, you can creep along the slippery ledge into the small cavern carved out by centuries of falling water and experience a waterfall from a whole new angle ~~~ it is very noisy, very wet, and incredibly wonderful!  

Here is a link to my Flickr Iceland photographs album where you can find many more waterfalls and other Icelandic treats ~~~

Rain fell, curtains of water, drenching the parched earth, and the sky across The Shire was grey and heavy; somewhere in the distance the grey fields reached up into the grey sky but where they met no human eye could tell ~~~ all was grey and wet, sodden after night~long hours of heavy grey rainfall, blown sideways in the grey winds of former Hurricane Bertha, falling as if squeezed from some giant grey bath sponge hidden in the grey sky being rung out by a massive hand hiding in the grey clouds, so as to fall upon the grey land below in great grey sheets of water ~~~ 

The winds are freshening now and apparently will blow with ferocity later this afternoon.  The sun is shining, all is bright and shiny and fresh, clean and green, with flashes of colour from the few tenacious blooms that survived the onslaught of the night. Later, I will survey the damage, which doesn't seem, at first glance, anywhere near as bad as it could have been; watering cans are not needed today, but as ever ~~~ 



~~~A Gardener's Work is Never Done~~~

8 comments:

  1. So very glad to read that Bertha wasn't too terribly bad to you and/or your garden. Had a lovely rain, yesterday on this side of the pond. Looking a bit threatening this morning, so we may be in for another shower or two, today. I won't mind a bit... The rain and I are the best of companions. And, your Icelandic photos...Just beautiful!!! ~ Donna E. =)

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    1. Hello Friend! Apparently, we had two or more inches overnight! That is a lot of water, and we have had more torrential in the last hour or so ~ it isn't over yet, and the Sand Church competition is on the local beach tomorrow ~~~ Waving ~~~

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  2. Summer has returned here after several days of lovely weather, so we are in need of rain because of the heat. I hope your garden survives the storm. Our son visited Iceland in early May so many of your photos look very familiar to me from having seen his, including that waterfall. The dates on your photo page covered several years. Did you live there or just visited often?

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    1. Iceland is a magical country, and May is a good month to visit, although not all the roads are fully open until July! I was privileged to live in Iceland for four years.

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  3. Dear Deborah: I read that Bertha was headed your way and glad it was not as bad as predicted. We had a massive downpour yesterday, and everything washed clean here,too. What a provocative and magical word picture you paint of rain curtains and waterfalls. I can see in my mind's eye the total veil of grey! Just lovely and lyrical. Reminds me of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry in their watery world on the Withywindle. My writing voice is back, too, and I'm working away and sketching illustrations for Gene. Which is one reason I am absent from online activity to a great extent. But things are coming well, and we are enjoying the process. Trying to make a living, too, alas, but surviving! I always enjoy your musings. Well done!

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    1. I love to include allusion to Tolkien, and other authors, in my writing. It makes me happy when someone picks up on these subtleties. So looking forward to hearing more from your own writing voice.

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  4. Isn't it so funny how sounds can find their way into our dreams?! That has happened to me before, too.

    I hope the damage isn't too bad in your garden. We have been dry here lately. But I am sure that won't happen for long. My garden has been so neglected as of late. I got too busy with other things.

    I will e-mail soon! Take care, My Friend!

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    1. Hello Dear Friend! I look forward to hearing from you, I sent an email to you this very morning. Yes, life gets in the way of our gardening adventures ~ Debs xox

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