search instagram arrow-down

Recent Posts


Top Posts & Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,631 other subscribers


Thanks for Freshly Pressing me again!!

Freshly Pressed

Blog Stats

Blogs I Follow

Blog Stats

And again! Thank you to all who follow and support me!!

Moist, Damp, Wet!

After a winter of unprecedented snow, I now find myself in a world of rain.  I don’t know for sure how many days it has rained here since early May.  A quick search of the web is inconclusive.  But the change from brittle, dry cold to slimy, soggy heat is one reason I love this place.  You get the most extreme but not for long enough to make you pack up and move.  Variety, yes!

The carpets all feel squishy and slick.  Vacuuming them makes me think perhaps I should be using a wet vac.  Thankfully, Alice, Dahlia and the cats are opting for the tile or hardwood floors.  Their hot, hairy bodies are musky in the humidity.  Not an aroma therapy I desire in the bedroom carpet.

Every door in the house is stuck.  Swollen wood frames refuse to allow the door to close, but woe is me if I do get it closed; opening it again means throwing myself against it like a DEA agent entering a crack house.   Cabinets in the kitchen and bath, due to the high moisture content inherent in such places,  are particularly prone to breaking my fingernails.

Even the wrought iron stair case up to my loft office is dangerously slick.  It feels like the world is swelling and sweating.  A cloud of cold vapor escapes as I open the refrigerator door, falling like a cloud on my toes.

I’ve moved most of the houseplants out including the two huge trees.  Suddenly, my living room feels barren and cavernous.  The palm has been re-potted, something it desperately needed.  I wish I had given more thought to how I was going to get it back into the house before settling it into a wash tub sized container.  The Fig Tree has shrunken.  It bends gently under the weight of the rain washing its dusty leaves.

But I have no complaints.  It is July in New England and it only happens once a year.

I may need a forklift to move the palm back into the house!

3 comments on “Moist, Damp, Wet!

  1. At least the palm is on a dolly. I had a metal dolly made for the Kalmyra and I pull it via a rope handle. Cheer up the reservoir will be full and you won't be on watering and flushing restrictions this summer.


  2. I find it comical, as I read through my facebook page, that the people who were complaining a few short months ago about the snow are now complaining about the heat and humidity. Yes, I could do with a little less rain, but my gardens and ponds are certainly quite happy. I guess if we can't complain about the weather then we'd have to find something else to bi*ch about!


  3. So true, Laura. Each season brings its own reasons for people to complain but here in New England, they are short lived.

    Thanks for following and commenting. Hope your summer goes well!


Love to know what you are thinking! And thank you for commenting.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Pragma Synesi - interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Putnam, in the studio and beyond

Reflections and ruminations in Education, Beauty, Art and Philosophy

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world

The city of adventure

From there to back again (usually on a bike)

Nolsie Notes

My stories, observations, and art.

Shellie Troy Anderson


Oh, the Places We See . . .

Never too old to travel!

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words

Going to Seed in Zones 5b-6a

The Adventures of Southern Gardeners Starting Over in New England

I Walk Alone

The World One Step At A Time

Tootlepedal's Blog

A look at life in the borders

Susan's Musings

Whimsical Stuff from a Writer's Mind

Travels with Choppy

A dog and cat in clothing. Puns. Travel. Bacon. Not necessarily in that order. News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

The adventures of timbertwig in the forest of Burnley and the Rossendale Valley

crafts, permaculture, forest management, self employment, cycling


Time to change, live, encourage and reflect.


Bring new life to your garden!

The Grey Enigma

Help is not coming. Neither is permisson. -

Ethereal Nature

The interface of the metaphysical, the physical, and the cultural

UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

Kindness Blog

Kindness Changes Everything

Crazy Green Thumbs

Chronicling a delusional gardening experience.

New Hampsha' Bees

Raising bees holistically in New Hampshire

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Therapeutic Misadventures

Daily musings on life after 60 & recreating oneself

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Writing Out Loud

A Place of Observation

cancer killing recipe

Inspiration for meeting life's challenges.

Archon's Den

The Rants & Rambles of A Grumpy Old Dude


Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. Kurt Vonnegut

Once upon a time... I began to write

My journey in writing a novel

Not a Day Over 45

A View from Mid-Life

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette, PhD


Diana Tibert

~ I write -

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

At Home in New Hampshire

Living and Writing in the North East


Two rare, life-threatening diseases that led to a bone marrow transplant and a snappy Buttkick List



International Cowgirl Blog

%d bloggers like this: