Back to “Normal” Weather

By , March 31, 2011

Our weather has turned rainy for the first time in weeks, and it feels wonderful. We’ve needed the moisture for the garden, for the water system, and to thaw last of the ice and snow. Yesterday morning I opened the new window by the propane stove to vent it while making coffee. The mingled aromas of spring rain and fresh-brewed coffee smelled heavenly!

Lynn Canal socked in

Lynn Canal cloaked in rain (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

While we have enjoyed the recent sunny weather, and made the most of it, I have to admit that I feel a little better when the rain returns. It almost feels like wrapping up in a favorite old quilt at the end of a long, eventful day. It’s peaceful, restful.

I’d had many things on my plate yesterday. First and foremost, I have a lot of wood to haul down from the forest, as I’m keeping to my intent to channel my fishing desire into wood cutting. We bucked up a 70 foot blow down, by hand, in less than 8 hours of work (nicely spread over 2 days). Luckily, it’s tarped up, so there was no urgency. I found I could catch up on Internet work after a calm spell, which also ended with the sunny weather. And, I could enjoy a second cup of that great-smelling coffee!

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