And the rest of Washington State!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a native of Western Washington, specifically Tacoma and Gig Harbor and the heat wave that has descended on the Puget Sound Region is for the record books and one that I will be glad to see end!! I love the Northwest for its mild winters and relatively cool summers. I for one love a walk in the summer rain, when you can get refreshed without getting cold. Right now, rain in Gig Harbor is but a distant memory! The news tells me its been more than two months since we have had any measurable rain! What a difference! I am used to some dry days in summer, even a few 'scorchers' but this reminds me of the summers I used to go visit relatives in Nevada and Southern California! I was always glad to come home to Gig Harbor's cool dampness after those visits, now I feel like I am living smack dab in the desert!
Some friends call me a weather Scrooge, but I miss the rain! I would love to look out and see dark clouds boiling up on the horizon, bringing their cool dampness before the rain. I would love to open all the doors and windows and breathe in the wondrous smell of rain-washed leaves and sidewalks! I would dearly love to stop paying money to keep a few plants alive in the yard!
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade living in the Gig Harbor/Tacoma area for anyplace in the world, but could we just have a couple good old fashioned rain storms??
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