Friday, April 27, 2012

I like the Rain!

My grandmother, Mimmi, which is actually the name my grandchildren call me, wrote a diary. Every day she jotted down her observations of the weather. I found one entry that announced my birth, other than that it seems like the weather was the thing to remember and share.
I wish she had written more about her thoughts, her hopes and dreams, and her faith. Even though I enjoy seeing her handwriting, the weather is much the same today.

There's not much we can do about the weather, is it? Weather comes every day in one form or another. Even if I prayed for sun, maybe someone with a dry wheat field prayed for rain!
I am not weather-sick, which is what they call it in this country. I don't really worry much about the weather, nor do I watch the weather forecast. Yes, one thing is true and nailed to the wall - there will be weather. Nothing we can do about it, really.

The thing is, I enjoy different kinds of weather. Walking Hector in the rain is refreshing and wonderful, he jumps joyfully in puddles and his woolen coat grabs the dirt from the road like a magnet. I like walking him in a snow storm, seeing him hop in the piles of fluffy white stuff, feeling the stillness in my soul. I like playing outside with him on a beautiful sunny day, he'll be sniffing for mice and porcupines, truly excited about the smells and sounds of summer.
Variety is the spice of life. Different weather is refreshing. The only drawback in this country is that it is hard to plan on outside activities without adding a "reservation in case of rain" at the bottom of the invitation. You never know what it will be like.
But as a comfort to those who enjoy sitting inside on a rainy day like today, with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, listening to the drops of rain hitting the patio or trees, maybe you would like to listen to some good music while you are at it:
"Laughter in the Rain" -"Crying in the Rain" - "Raindrops keep falling on my head" - "It's Raining Men" - "Rainy Days and Mondays" - or the Christmas song "Let it snow!"
There are so many, but my favorite is  "Singing in the Rain"

Today's water color is a stormy painting of Færder Lighthouse.


  1. Du har så mange flotte betrakninger om vær. Noe jeg aldri hadde tenkt på hvis jeg ikke leste denne bloggen. Jeg elsker strom, skikkelig storm. Minne meg om min barndom i Kristiansund.

  2. Jeg liker å male storm også. Det blir fine bilder og farger av storm-skyer.