My weather alert app keeps reminding me that it will rain in 15 minutes. It is 95% certain that rain will fall.
I don’t doubt it.
We have had so much rain this summer that our garden vegetables are rotting from the stems upward. Some friends of ours have uprooted their whole garden and simply given up on any kind of a crop for this year.
Our pool has had many backwashes because it has been near topped up by all the rain while our rain barrel is refilled faster than we can even use all the water stored in it.
Sunscreen painted in sketchbook last year before our trip to Havana, Cuba. Mixed media (Watercolour and acrylic and ink).
There are some blessings:
No need to stock up on sunscreens and tanning lotions and no need to wear the sticky stuff. No need to water flower beds and garden. Our cedar hedge is full and thick with new growth which makes me think that it too needs more water in drier years. Mornings are dark and sleeping in is so much easier. And of course, there is more time for reading, painting, and doing indoor chores although I wouldn’t count that last activity as a blessing!
“Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. If it’s not coming down in delicate droplets, then it’s in buckets; and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere.” ~ Barbara Acton-Bond.
As summer wanes, the optimist in me is hoping that fall will be glorious and dry!
What’s your favourite activity in rainy weather?