Sunday, November 2, 2008


It's been a rainy weekend off and on. My plants are happy since they got a good drink. The rain is helping the leaves release their grip from the branches of the trees. They are landing all over the driveway and the deck. My hubby Bob keeps going out there with his blower and tries to corral them all up. It's a thankless job, since as soon as he finishes his task, a breeze comes and the processes starts all over again and covers the driveway and the deck with colorful, beautiful leaves. But it looks so clean and neat for a few minutes anyway. The weather forecast is calling for rain for the whole week until next weekend. And so it begins, our rainy season. I hope I can escape somewhere south of here where the sun continues to shine in the winter. Having grown up in Southern California I really miss the sun in the winter. After a month or two of gray skies and foggy days and nights it gets very draining on my soul. I have never considered myself a sun-worshiper but every so often the sun will shine in the winter here and everything looks gloriously beautiful. It's amazing how your whole outlook on life improves when the sun is out. I've met a few people who have lived here all their lives and they love and prefer this time of the year. They actually don't like the sunny days. Can you imagine?? Not me. Give me sunshine anytime. I love it.

4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm like you, I love the sunshine and am affected by the lack of it all winter long. I never lived anywhere but Ohio and it gets worse every year. Hope you get some sunshine along the way this week. 'On Ya'-ma

smilnsigh said...

Oh me too! I NEED sunshine. Not necessarily every day but... With a stretch of gray weather, I get to really needing it.

Always lived in the NE, and we do get enough sunshine, spread over the year. But I think of November as gray/rainy and getting cold. Ugh.

Btw, I never tan, but I so love to see sunlight coming in through my windows. :-)

Good luck to you, through the rainy time.

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci

Judi said...

Right now, we are having absolutely amazing weather! Hard to believe!
As much as I love and adore this time of the year, I do not like the leaves that litter the streets and my yard. Right now, the big trampoline in the backyard looks like a huge container of leaves! As for the sunshine...I am a sun loving girl (even though I'm a native Pittsburgher). This time of the year when the sun streams though the glorious colored leaves, it casts beautiful colors into the house.
I have a Japanese Maple tree that is so magnificent in it's beauty right now that I actually mourn each leaf that falls to the ground!
Think SUNNY thoughts!
Judi

(Cassie) said...

I love this time of year too..but i know what you mean about needing the sun. It really makes me feel better when the sun is out.
Gray skies are depressing.