I remember, when I was a little girl, summer was something I looked forward to all winter long and once it arrived, it seemed to stretch ahead forever. Back then, Memorial Day was not the beginning of summer, but rather the last holiday before school let out. The 4th of July, then, was the first holiday of summer, and Labor Day, the last. Whole lifetimes were lived in between.
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie. Except for the sky being much bigger here, Tulsa reminds me of that area. Especially today.
My grandmother would have said it rained cats and dogs today.
Here in Oklahoma, this kind of rain makes for flash flood warnings, but growing up, this was the perfect kind of rain to play in. No lightning, just lots of water. I remember gathering every kind of container I could find and “catching rainwater” from the downspouts on the house. There was such freedom in splashing around in the puddles, not caring if you were getting wet or muddy.
It’s supposed to keep this up until Saturday, according to the weatherman. Maybe tomorrow I’ll play in the rain.
Even now, i still can't wait for summer to come. Too bad that now I'm working, and my summer holiday lasts 1 week 🙁
Most of all, for me summer means seaside, so this is where I'm going to be this year.: the Turkish seaside 🙂
Glad you're enjoying the rainfall; ours finally broke the record-breaking heat spell we've been having out East — but now it's more like a sauna only a tad cooler than before. Still there is something lovely about what Nature does — when we can get past our own ideas about what "ought" to be happening out there (most likely to our personal convenience.)
I love that photo — and I love your blog's new look!
Thanks, Nancy. The photo is the view from my front door, if you look immediately to the left as you go out the door. 🙂 I obviously could use some guttering…LOL
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I just found your post and I must say I love rain. I used to gather my siblings and run outside and stand there, letting those pearls of water drip down…oh, the memories.
I just found your post and I must say I love rain. I used to gather my siblings and run outside and stand there, letting those pearls of water drip down…oh, the memories
Thanks for a journey in memory lane of yonder years