Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring


It's been raining since late last night.  When I woke up this morning, the trees were covered by a blanket of fog, and the ever green pines were dark inky green against the gray wispy blanket.

The world is wet, and cold.  I love it, and want to sit at the window and watch the wind bend the trees.  We can see the river, and across it lays another state.  The humidity is thick and pressing on me.

Native Portlanders walk without the covering and protection of an umbrella, and revel in the wetness.  I clutch the handle of mine, hoping the wind won't rip it from my grasp  Grungy denim and scrunchy boots, along with a beanie knit hat seem to be the uniform de jour and one looks out of place with a trench coat and mittens.

It is an alien place, for someone from the desert.  Although my corner of desert has seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter.  The trees seem to hum a song of life, and the leaves, slowly turning mild colors of fall, glisten in the rain.

I take a deep breath and smell the crispness of a Northwest Autumn and feel blessed to be here.

5 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

Stacy Dean said...

I live in Portland and it's the best place on earth to me! Oh I love the rain and moss covered everything! It makes me feel like I've walked onto a movie set every time I walk out the door. Hope you have a wonderful visit!

2busy said...

It sounds beautiful, though I much prefer sunshine to rain.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Yeah! You got there safe and sound! Now off to those blasted work meetings so you cans ee your brother...

Pendragon said...

Originally from Phoenix, so i must admit i'm not the best at these colder winters. This morning was rain, but now when i look out the window, the world is white. I'm good with it as long as i stay warm. Give me a few months of this though, and i'm gonna be sun-starved.

you write beautifully, by the way.

Terresa said...

Lovely post, I can feel the fog and rain on my face while reading this...

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