What is it about the rain? I mean really, what is it ?
We’ve had a spectacularly dry summer this year, in fact too dry for those who depend on rain, farmers, gardeners, ducks…It’s been days since we’ve had a good rain, or at least it seems like it when you see the brown lawns and low lake water levels.
You know it’s dry when the grass crunches under your feet and you see ants carrying teeny jugs of water from the lake back to their nest. Yup, teeny jugs of water…ants carrying teeny jugs of water…don’t believe me, go have a look, I will wait until you come back, I got time.
Today it is raining. Yup, I am sitting inside the camp looking out the window as a hard rain, blown almost sideways by a south east wind is soaking us down and dampening our outside activities. Somehow a barbecue isn’t as much fun in the rain, nor is a game of lawn darts or badminton and a campfire really sucks. Here is my view for today.
We need this rain, the water level in the lake is getting low, if it goes much lower I will probably have to extend our boat dock further out to get enough water to float the boat. Which brings me to the saying, “whatever floats your boat” which…when you think of it is kind of stupid…the only thing that can float your boat is water.
So saying “whatever floats your boat” is redundant because, well, that’s water. I suppose oil would float your boat or lemon juice would float your boat, but oil would be messy and there are sooooo many better things to do with lemon juice than float a boat.
Let’s stop for a second while you think about some of the things you can do with lemon juice…..OK, let’s move on.
I’m not complaining about the rain, well not exactly, a rainy day at the camp can be nice. It’s a great chance to catch up on some reading, write a blog post or have a little midday snooze listening to the rain on the roof of the camp.
But yet, I kind of resent this rainy day, keeping me inside, cramping my outdoorsy activities, I have become spoiled by days of endless sun and warm weather, where they only requirement for being outside is a good pair of sunglasses and sunscreen.
That said, I still swear by the old adage, “A rainy day at the cottage is better than a sunny day at work.” I think that is an old adage, if not, it should be…..
Yup…if you persevered and are reading this all the way through, thank you and I suspect by now you realize, I got nothing today…absolutely nothing….I think it’s nap time…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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