Thursday, March 7
A Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood
I know you all think it's always rainy and overcast in the Pacific Northwest, but that's just a lie perpetrated to keep everyone away. These are pictures that I took today.
Okay--so maybe it rains a little bit longer and and heavier here than in other parts of the nation. But ask anyone who lives here and they'll tell you that we wouldn't trade our rain for hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, or any of the rest. Rain is basically harmless unless you're the Wicked Witch of the West.
And you wouldn't believe all the descriptive ways we can tell you what kind of rain it is. It's never just rain--it's showers, mist, beach mist--and yes, there is a distinct difference between mist and beach mist. Beach mist is more dense and usually accompanied by wind. There are sprinkles, downpours, and deluges.
And I am watching it all happen out the window in the B&N cafe as I take another editing jab at Bix--good-bye Claire, we hardly knew thee. And then on to Cap'n Jack, Cam, and Boy.
Spring Cleaning is supposed to be on the docket, but a girl's only got so much time in the day and my time is best spent writing and editing. That's my version of spring cleaning which my family and the cobwebs in the bathroom can certainly attest to. And I can always attack the cobwebs and dust bunnies when the muse goes on strike. So, today I write.