WHEN FIRST I LOOKED out at my backyard this morning I thought it was the sprinkler from yesterday’s watering that left telltale signs of rainfall. However, it did, indeed, rain last night and according to weather reports will continue to do so sporadically throughout the next few days. This is true not only for the Lower Mainland but also in more fire prone regions such as Williams Lake and Salmon Arm. Looks like thunderstorms are also possible today throughout the province. Hopefully flashes of lightning will not ignite parched grasses and dry timber as we ease into damper cooler weather.
Sipping freshly brewed coffee from the washed coffee cup I left outside overnight, I reflected on how I love the West Coast rain and can tolerate a lot of the misty-gray mud-making stuff. Not everyone enjoys the rainy season when it starts ... and a longing for more sun less cloud usually begins in fall.
Lamenting about the weather is common because it rarely seems just right. The ideal is balance, as with most things in life. It’s all good if not in excess. As essayist John Ruskin once wrote: Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.