Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rerun Wednesday - The Rain

Posted by Terry McNichols

Since we seem to be talking a lot about the weather, we decided to repost this summer rain posting, just as a reminder to snuggle up with a good book and a warm fireplace and enjoy the dreary days of January!

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)

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