Sunday, May 23, 2010

Catie: A Rainy Sunday Walk

Since it's our first spring in Korea, the cycle of weather is totally new to us.  I think part of me is  still used to a dry, arid climate - everything that Korea is not.

So, it's probably normal for Daejeon, but to us, it's been a lovely, rainy spring. In the past week, it's stopped raining only twice, and only in order to get blistering hot and humid.

Needless to say, we favor the rain. :)

And today, arming ourselves with umbrellas, we went for a pleasant Sunday walk in it.

I look so angry, but I wasn't!

I just love the way the streets and pavement look in the rain. As shiny as patent leather.

A little roadside garden. I'm constantly amazed by the creativity of the people in our neighborhood. They can take whatever they have and turn it into something useful. I'm trying to watch closely and learn from them, but I swear they're just born with an innate sense of brilliance.  I wish we had any tiny plots of dirt near our apartment.

A couple pictures of my Tea Leaves Cardigan (I finished it!). I know the pictures could be better, but I forgot to have Ben take any of the sweater itself.

Turns out it's a perfect rainy day sweater and since I finished it earlier this month, I didn't think I'd get a chance to wear it until fall, but I did! That alone was worth the walk around town.

The roses outside one of our local churches. They smell so good.

I've shown it before, but here's another photo of our next door neighbor's roof top garden. The white pipes on top act like ribs to hold a plastic tarp so her garden is a greenhouse in the winter and a garden in the summer.  Genius!

And our own roof top tomato plants:

Nothing nearly as exciting as everyone else's container gardens, but we hope they'll turn out.

Sorry for the picture overload, the light was just so perfect today, I couldn't help myself.


  1. I thought that was the pattern! It's really beautiful. All the green is, too.

  2. Yay for pictures!! I like your sweater!