Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Artist of the Week: Rain

The past day and a half we got a boatload of rain. The rain came down with such force that it blasted the soil out of our little egg carton nursery forcing an emergency transplantation of Rebecca’s asters into a more substantial container. The poor little things were floating in pools of water with their roots wholly exposed. I popped them all into the remaining flower box and so far they are doing alright.

Yesterday we got the bulk of the rain. It alternated with gentle sprinkles with torrential downpour. Meanwhile I had four active children trapped inside and itching to do something.

I decided to send them outside.

It was warm outside and the rain was warm too. Also there hadn’t been a rumble of thunder all day.

The three boys charged out and even little Miss Rebecca danced outside for a moment. Of course she came right back inside, complained about being wet and changed into dry clothes.

Jake, Nate and Max, however, had a wonderful time playing outside in the rain. At one point Nate’s shorts were so waterlogged that they kept slipping to his knees.

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar.

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar.

All three are so wet it almost looks like I turned a hose on them.

When I was taking these photographs it was raining so hard you can see it in the form of vertical white streaks.

Oh and the plants in the box behind them, those are Jake’s green beans. They are doing very nicely.

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