Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Rain

Posted by Terry McNichols

After a number of 90+ degree days and a few in the 80's, we in the Northwest let out a huge sigh of relief when the temperature dips to a comfortable 65 and the threat of rain returns once again. You know you truly belong in the PNW if you melt when the temperature is over 75 degrees and long for a "good rain" to clear the air. We do enjoy those great sunny days and milk them for all they're worth, but when the rain returns, we settle back into the rhythm of our lives, wondering about people who actually need to water their lawns and worry about water reserves. The pressure of "enjoying the sun while it's out" fades into the background and we are content.

The rain allows us to get back to our computers, our books, our coffee shops, and give up the search for the perfect place to spend a hot and sunny afternoon, afraid of wasting one of our few precious sunny days. Remind me to read this post in late December or January!
(Photo by C4Chaos, Flickr)


Annie Parsons said...

One word: jealous.

I'm not sure how I'm supposed to kick off my fall if it doesn't drop below 85 degrees until November. It just doesn't FEEL right. I am desperate to wear my boots and scarves again... SOB.

Dying in Nashville,

Terry McNichols said...

I knew I'd get you with this one, Annie....

Peggy Forster said...

.... And then there is Texas where we just melt. I would love more rain. Cause when we get rain and cloud cover (and that is a big when)... we dip into the 90's Woohoo. It is funny how rain in the PNW lets you get back to the things you love. Believe it or not we do those things too just with lots of air conditioning. If we waited for rain or cooler temps well it just wouldn't happen. Love your sight and insight girls. Peggy in Bryan, TX