Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Letter

Dear Pacific Northwest Weather,

Yes, I know it rains a lot in the northwest. I have long resigned myself to gray skies and wet sidewalks. When I take a walk, I expect to come back home thoroughly soaked, despite my boots and raincoat. The typical soundtrack to my morning blogging-and-coffee routine is the swoosh of tires on the puddled street. When people complain-- as they inevitably do-- about the incessant rain, I'm the first to leap to your defense, and point out the emerald surroundings that result from all the wet weather.

However, I'm sick of it.

Have you forgotten that we are approaching mid-May? Because it really feels like February out there. Actually, never mind. February was nicer.

You may have been bored with the typical spring weather of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-sixties, but you know what? We liked it that way. Hey, forget the mid-sixties, I'd be happy with hitting sixty degrees. It would be so exciting to leave the house without a jacket.

So if it's not too much trouble, could we lighten up a bit here? Maybe have more than one sunny day in a row, maybe even a couple warm ones? I have gardening to do... that is, if my vegetables become convinced it's spring. And I'm rapidly running out of the photos I took on rare non-rainy days. I have obligations, you know. People will probably stop visiting Bellingham Daily Photo if I only post pictures of my kids, my cats, and rain-streaked windows.

Please. I'm begging here. Please stop with the cold, the wet, the windy. Please bring back the sun!

Soddenly yours,


  1. AMEN SISTER! :) Although yesterday was a beauty. Now if we could get the weather to respond with maybe 2-3 days in a row of sunshine. That would be nice.

  2. Let me know if this works for you! I'll write one about the desert heat. :-)

  3. AMEN! The snow is melted. So how about some warm, and dry already?

  4. Lizzi, my heart goes out to you.

  5. I agree: enough is enough! The only consolation to all this dreary weather is that it keeps me inside working on my sabbatical project instead of luring me outdoors to shoot some pics! Hopefully this summer will more than make up for it...I hope to be back up in Anacortes for all of July...

  6. I so agree with you, I'm even willing to put up with a Western Washington "drought" about now. Your photos of kids, cats and rain streaked windows are lovely though.

  7. Ha! I love this one, Lizzi! I hope your weather listens and I hope our desert weather listens to Tracy.
    I love this picture, by the way. :)