Sunday, September 21, 2008

From Summer to Fall

Yesterday, the rains began. We had a last minute Indian Summer here in the Seattle area that we all pretended was normal. We did not speak of the ending of the 75 degree sunshiney days. We couldn't, for fear that we'd jinx ourselves out of a few extra hours of Vitamin D consumption.

Despite our efforts to win over Mother Nature with our blatant denial and refusal to trash talk, fall arrived yesterday in full force. The temperature dropped, the skies clouded up, and we played 2 long soccer games in the pouring rain.

Strangely, though, I did not freak out. I did not immediately begin daydreaming about the Southern California coast where I grew up. Instead, I decided to celebrate. I put on my cold weather running gear and hit the trails. I felt strangely at home running in the rain. It felt nostalgically familiar and I daresay refreshing. Rain cleans the sky and yesterday, I was breathing in pure oxygen, undirtied by pollution or allergen. When I arrived home, I immediately began recycling stuff in the kitchen....

I think it's safe to say that I'm officially a brooding Seattleite.....

Photos from my run....


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  2. Your post was encouraging to read and I admire you for finding a way to "make lemonade out of lemons".

  3. Mmm! I love me an overcast day. Way to have a good attitude!!!


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