Rainbows and rain storms

Leaving daylight savings time behind and moving on into a brand new month.  The  holidays are lurking over the next horizon.  If we didn’t get all our fall chores done, it may be too late. . . but weather is always changing and you never know — the autumn sun may break through once again, as it did a few days ago and gifted us with the longest lasting brilliance of gorgeous colors I’ve ever seen.

Rainbow IMG_0463 adj 600x450pxRainy weather gives us the opportunity for polishing up the website and keeps us out of the woods for the moment.  Which means I won’t get lost like I did this summer when I tried following a deer trail into the forested area that will become part of the Gardens.  Barehanded I plowed through blackberry bushes and climbed a fence no one knew was there, trying to get to the bottom of the hill where I thought I could leave the woods behind.  I discovered a spring,  a little stream, and ended up surrounded by a beautiful area with ferns and water plants.  I was in a bog and didn’t know which way to go to get out.  When I called my  husband for help, I lost battery power before conveying my whereabouts.  It was quite a day!  Obviously I finally made contact with my frantic husband’s voice and was rescued.  What an adventure!  I’ll be celebrating my 82nd birthday next month.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of time for more adventures.


3 thoughts on “Rainbows and rain storms

  1. Eagerly await your sharing those adventures Janakidevi of you and the devas of the garden. You are a true inspiration to us all!

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  2. I can hardly wait to see this and be on a tour with you (Janakidevi and Byasa) in the not too distant future.
    As a little girl my family went out to Oregon from near Peoria, Ill., where I grew up. Every 4th summer my
    family drove out and back for a 2 or 3wk stay in the land where my parents grew up. We stayed with relatives in Beaverton
    and Hillsboro, which I believe are near you. I thought it was Heaven. And now I see it is, at least a beautiful reflection : )

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  3. Thank you, Ramani, for contributing to this site. We love your viewpoint and the history from which it comes.
    We are always happy to have people visit and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Laurelwood Valley where the Gardens will be. The New Year finds the weather pretty frosty, but no snow yet on New Years Eve and today was sunny and bright — but cold.

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