Into the Woods- And Back Again

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I wonder what it would be like to live in Seattle. After eight days of grey skies and rain we experienced sunshine yesterday. It actually started on Sunday with a glimmer. A quick parting and rejoining of cloud cover that triggered a gulp of breath on my part. “Oh my, God,” I said, ” I think that was sunshine.” This while my husband and I made way to LL Bean after a walk in the woods where we saw these lovely lady slipper flowers. (If I’ve got that wrong and they are something else, please correct me in the comments.) I’ve seen one or two together many times but I’ve never seven as in the picture on the right. They seemed to be popping up everywhere (along with mushrooms) in the saturated woodland floor. The tree leaves had just exploded as well and were that wonderful springtime yellow-green against wet, black bark. So amazing. Just five days ago there were twigs, and branches, and buds, and rain, and rain, and rain. Today there is hope.



5 thoughts on “Into the Woods- And Back Again

  1. Anna, my son lives in Seattle. The joke there is that there’s 3 weeks of sunshine around the middle of August. We went to visit last summer and it was true, not a cloud all week. The art museum there is quite lovely. Those are in fact lady slippers, something I used to see often in these NH woods but rarely now. I’ve seen about 15 or so growing in a fairy ring. I hope you enjoy your trip.

  2. Hi Anna! I think you have to live in Seattle to truly appreciate its beauty and weather. Our summers are gorgeous–the mountains, the lakes, the trees, the fresh air. In fact, we had plenty of sunshine in March, April, and first half of May. It’s going to be pleasant this weekend into next week, too. We love living here! Hope you’ll have a chance visit one day. 🙂

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