|Under your roof, it's always overcast.|
No matter how many CFL or standard light bulbs you switch on, it's going to be gloomy in your home. Your roof can turn even a gorgeous day like yesterday into a dim, gray affair--one that drives you to the Internet looking for vacation deals in Hawaii, San Diego, Tuscon, anywhere but the Pacific Northwest. The remedy? Get outside.
|Eschew the shingles! Look at these gorgeous virga! These are ice crystals, 10,000 feet up, floating in the sky. |
|Did anyone notice how peachy the sky was Friday morning? Or were you just whining about the clouds?|
|What a lovely ceiling of clouds over Budd Inlet! I am not certain, but I believe these are altostratus clouds lowering rapidly to become nimbostratus clouds--the rain clouds. Think how much Pacific Ocean is in these clouds.|
| This photo was not taken at an arboretum, but at the local dog park just minutes before the rain started on Friday. These are nimbostratus clouds. Isn't the gray a perfect backdrop for the foliage? You know it is. |
Even if it's pouring all weekend, make sure you layer on your gear and take a walk.The rain that sounds like torrents on the roof of your house sounds wonderful in the woods dripping on the big-leaf maples. The rain that pounds on your metal car roof appears as rooster-tails on the highway, and makes driving hazardous, falls gently on the grass, on the path, on the field. Find yourself a nice pervious surface and listen to the rain soak in.