Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Rainy days...

After the rain the garden looks so fresh and green. The plants have soaked up all the moisture possible. Leaves quivering to catch all the raindrops. In the sun they glitter like diamonds, luminous and shiny on leaves, flowers and branches. Everything grows double as quick. The big, red leaves of a philodendron scrambling up a tree tremble with all the moisture.
The garden is densely planted, when it rains it resembles a rain forest with a big variety of plants, in many shapes, sizes and wonderful patterns and colours.

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Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

The Rain
I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

William Henry Davis

Life is like this: sometimes sun, sometimes rain.~ Fijian Proverb

The Rain
All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quite, persistent rain.

Robert Creeley

All Photos from my garden, please click;

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sepia Saturday; Summer 1934

My aunt Helena called Tante Leni and Thomas her husband to be. Bathing in the river Drau, summer 1934. Helene was born 1911 and Thomas 1907. They married in 1936. They already had a daughter born 1930.
It was common in Austria to have children out of wedlock. My mother did not but both my aunts
have born children before they got married.
My great grand mother had both her daughters out of wedlock, my grand mother Franziska Aloisia and an other daughter Helena.She did not have more children. My grandmother also had some of her children out of wedlock.

1934; the taller boy Richard was the youngest child in my mother's family. He was born 1922.
He is now 88 years old and the last alive of my mothers siblings. His mother died at is birth.
The cheerful little fellow Seppel was born 1927. He is the son of my mothers older sister Viktoria
called Tante Dora.
I am not sure who took the pictures, probably my mother who was always taking photos.

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