Pitter Patter and Pops of Pink

The rain began the day after I arrived, and except for a few pockets of sunshine it continued until the morning I left. I could not have been more content. A steady pitter patter matched the sound and pace of my fingers on a keyboard when a weekend of typing, I spent. Polishing and perfecting a second draft – that was my attempt. A skipped farmer’s market, I had reason to stay in. Watching, listening, contemplating, adding, deleting… so the cycle went. Then it happened Sunday late afternoon. A final word. A final check. It was time to submit. A released breath. My mind and fingers could rest. The gentle rain continued. Perfect.

The next day she arrived. My forever friend brought an extra umbrella and smiles. A second adventure we were about to begin. She knew a spot she was sure I would love. She was right. The cool air did delight, and the clouded sun gave us just enough light. We laughed. We posed and snapped. In a few puddles we splashed. We found our inner child and balance along the top of a fallen tree. Grown women transformed to two schoolgirls, were we. Then the pitter patter began again, rinsing the last traces of dust off two desert girls. Our afternoon in paradise, surrounded by pops of pink, was heaven scent.

It was hard to leave behind the beautiful Oregon flowers, those growing outside and the two seated next to me. 🌸🌸 My friend Patricia (middle) and my daughter Sammi (right). I had a wonderful time! I have returned to the desert heat, but with them, my spirit will be.

Like me, both my Oregon ladies love music. I enjoyed a live DJ show with my daughter and her beau the night before this photo was taken. 💃🏻 The last show Patricia and I attended together (pre-pandemic) was Gene Loves Jezebel – sharing a clip from that performance of their song, “Desire.” 🎶 Thank you for visiting! Be well. 💗 Michele

A special thank you to Juan with Gobblers Masticadores for recently publishing my post, “A Sweet Love Story.” I am grateful!

Photos: my images from Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR

© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

86 thoughts on “Pitter Patter and Pops of Pink

  1. Congrats on finishing, AWESOME! It takes such courage to push that submit button. Wishing you the best of luck with your manuscript.
    The pink flowers are so lovely and I love to write in the rain. Well, while its raining and I am dry inside. LOL!
    Glad you had a refreshing time with your friend and daughter. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Joy! My editor is finishing up her final read, then the publication journey begins. Sure to be an adventure! Submitting to her was relief, sharing with the “world” will take courage. 😱😂 Those flowers! Breathtaking beauty. 💗 I am grateful for your support. Thanks again, Joy.


  2. Poetpas

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. True friends, no matter how far away they live, will always stay true friends. And usually kids keep coming round as well 😂

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    1. Oh, yes. It was delightful! Thank you! Truth about true friends. 💞 haha Also true, although Miss Sammi isn’t a fan of the heat and concrete. Smart girl! 🤓 Lucky me, she moved to a place I enjoy visiting. 🌳

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  3. Oh dancing queen, you know how to roll. I absolutely love this expression, “Grown women transformed to two schoolgirls.” ☔🌞🌂 Dancin’ in the rain…Ms. Gene Kelly!!! 💃🏼🌈👣🌺🥳 Those flowers are breathtaking…to die for… 🤗 I love your thirst for living your best life! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


    1. Life does have its cherished moments. Now, I am back to rolling in the heat. 🌵 🌞 Thank you, Kymbelina, for sharing your favorite line. Easy to act like children, having known each other for as long. 😁 We were dying over those flowers, yes. I try! 😊🙏🏻💗

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  4. So beautiful flowers 🌸 and very lovely photo of yourself, friend and daughter so pretty photo 🌷👌♥️
    So grace moments for you to finishing your book and congratulations 👏 And the music video also 👍🏻🌷
    Thank you so much for sharing dear friend 🌷🙏♥️🌷

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed my photos, Adelheid. It is a magical place! The pandemic forced too many of us apart and for many that is still the case, for a variety of reasons. I hope you are able to see your friends soon. 💞 Wishing you the best. 💐 Thanks for the visit!

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  5. Congratulations Michele!!! Thanks for sharing about your getaway, now I want to go back to Eugene, it’s so pretty there! It’s so funny, I actually met Gene Loves Jezebel back in the day, they were always a fun band to see!

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  6. This sounds just perfect, Michele: I imagine that, coming from the desert, you appreciate the rain. I appreciate it since my return to the UK from drier climes! Congratulations on completing your second draft 🤩

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    1. Perfection! Yes! True, we were giddy over all of it. 😁 Back in the desert, I am hoping for a strong monsoon season. Those rains can be fierce! Captivating too. Thank you very much, Ingrid. You know, it’s a journey! A completed manuscript is just the beginning. 🤪 Best wishes for tomorrow!! 🥳 Is it watch only, or will viewers be on video?

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  7. Ladies in pink. 🙂
    Abour pink we have an old cactus in our house at home in Alsace (about fifteen inches tall) it blooms once a year with pink flowers – pink is a beautiful color which fit most other colors. Cacti are great for being alone at home, they don’t want too much “over”-nursing. 😀

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  8. You are a beautiful master of words, dear Michele🌷💗! The narrative and sentiments blended in perfect harmony with delightful warmth under your pen! 🥂🌻 A lady novelist in the making…

    The three of you looked stunning! Thank you for sharing your journey!🌸

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    1. Annabel! When I begin to wonder how you are, you appear with your beautiful words. Thank you so much. 🙏🏻😊 You bring smiles and sunshine. 🌞 I hope all is well in your world and that you are now enjoying your summer break.

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