Into the Outside

The rain seems to be following me.

Gardenkeeping is away from Port Townsend, but not away from the soggy skies. I’ve gone off to one my favorite places, the Bay Area in Northern California.

I flew out on one of the first nice days in Seattle thinking it was a good start for a vacation, but then, as we’re descending into Oakland, the pilot announces that the descent will be a bumpy one because of the rain and clouds! It’s hard to not feel personally responsible, “Yup, that’s me, the one walking around with a rain cloud over her head.”


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14 thoughts on “Into the Outside

  1. Living in a drier climate any farther than Sonoma County might give more of an appreciation for rain. Although, we can’t seem to get it right. It is too dry most of the time, and then when it rains, Montecito gets evacuated!

    1. As someone visiting from the Pacific Northwest, I may have been the only person not appreciating the rain! I mostly keep it to myself, but I have to admit that I was not expecting it. It was maybe the first time I’ve experienced rain down there in years!

      1. How funny. I used to go to Silverdale annually, but had only seen light drizzle there once in February. Californians always tell me it rains too much there, but I have not seen it do so yet. One of the heaviest thunderstorms I have ever experienced was in Beverly Hills, and it never rains in Southern California.

        1. Very true. We get a lot of drizzly, gray days. I’ve also lived in the Midwest where when it storms it’s very intense; thunderstorms, electrical storms and tornados! Storms that make the small hairs on the back of your neck stand up!

  2. I really love the perspective that small places are places to turn inward–so often they get viewed as “missing something.”

  3. Bridget I love your Oakland Garden Blog! You’ve really shown your sisters’ gardens in a very lovely way! I’m looking forward to also going to see them… of these days (hopefully sunny too)!! Lots of love, MOM

  4. We loved having you here and sharing such great times together! Our doors are always open, dearest! Looking forward to walking in your beautiful garden soon, xoxo
    PS, we thank you for bringing the much needed rain!

    1. Yeah, it’s funny, I wrote about the one thing that we didn’t do this time! So many fun times. I want to do another post about our day at the ocean!

  5. Dear Bridget, What a lovely commentary. Time with sisters. What could be better?! Gardens too. XXAE

  6. sounds like you needed more time away. i do miss the blue northers storms where the thunder rattles the whole house!!

    1. At first it was going to be a long weekend. Then it became a week which seemed long. Now I’m not sure what would feel like enough time when you’re getting to see family and friends…
      …Yes, so nice to feel safely tuck into your house while the weather rages outside.

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