Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away

We have had an incredibly long stretch of rainy days.  The gloomy sky, the constant drizzle, the damp cold have not been signs of our typical June.  I usually look upon June as one of the most glorious months of the year.  Yet, this year, this month's weather has acted more like that of the last three months: kind of gloomy and depressing.  In fact, if I didn't know what month it was, I'd say that it was already autumn.  In fact, many people have commented, with disgust in their voices, that it feels much more like October than June.  Several people have lamented having to turn back on their furnaces to ward off the chill in their homes.   With all of the recent rain, I struggle to remember last summer's devastating drought.  Certainly, we wouldn't welcome such a horrible experience to return, for all living things were compromised to their limits.  This year, I'm looking for a happy medium.  I crave those delightfully light days of June when all feels right with the world.  So, I'll ask for the rain, rain to please go away and be replaced by true blue June days with sunny skies, puffy clouds, warming temperatures and the joyful anticipation of the summer to come.

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