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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rain in Montreal

It is raining today in Montreal. A continuous flow of rain... sometime light and sometimes abondant.

Montreal having a very particular climate rain is seen very differently depending on the time of year it comes and how frequent it is.... 
Rain is winter is not appreciated...  sure it means a mild temperature but it also means snow melting and ice everywhere the next morning.
Rain in the spring means grass becoming green, flower blooming...  of course if it is not a week in a row... like we sometimes get...
Rain in automn mean cold and bad weather is coming for several months.. summer is over...  leafs are falling from trees...
Rain in the summer means a cooler day....  or a bad wek.. it all depends!

But today's rain is a break...  a cool down day... a today's time to watch a movie, do some shopping or clean the house!  We had an AMAZING long week end!  Sunny and warm...  our first summer long week end...  This long week end in May usually signifies the beginning of summer and the arrival of nice weather...  althus techinically summer arrives in a month!  We are expecting a very nice week after today's rain... and it is still not cold...  very enjoyable.... you can leave windows open and refresh the house.....

I like the smell and the sound of rain...  waking up in the morning with rain falling is nice...  quiet.. it sets the tone for a ''take it easy'' day!

Needless to say I like rain.... especially in the middle of 10 days or warm sunny weather.. it's a break for the skin... the eyes... it allows me to turn within...  rain has always had this very reflective effect on me... I find it romantic...  soothing... I very rarely take an umbrella... expecially in summer rain...  I like the feel of rain on my bare skin...

I remember when our kids wer younger, we would go gor a walk under a summer rain... and get in our pajamas when getting back home...  we would encourage the kids to play outside in the rain... run, laugh... This is a very good memory of a few years ago...
We would also even go to water park (hey you are getting wet anyway!)  and the zoo (animals are different) under rain... there are much less visitors!

What about you?  How do you enjoy your rainy days?

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