Mr. Blue Sky....please buzz off!
This is what we tend to see 85% of the year at least when we look skywards here, BLUE SKY. Now at first, coming from England - 'ye olde land of rain aplenty', I loved waking up to blue skies almost everyday of the year. And I still do generally, you just can't beat it, especially when you've been used to alot more overcast grey days in a prior life.When I emigrated here, I actually brought my 3 umbrella's with me (2 small & 1 huge) - WHAT WAS I THINKING??!! In the more than 3 years I have lived here, I think I have used one of them one time and now they just gather dust. Even when it does rain (which is rare as rocking horse doodoo) or snow (more likely it seems!), you can usually still guarantee the sun will appear during the day and blue sky will pop out again! We never just get dull, overcast grey days for any length of time and I don't think Okies generally have a clue as to what S.A.D. is!As I said, I'm not complaining, I much prefer seeing the sun most days of my life as it definitely lifts ones mood. But right now we are DESPERATE for rain here, really badly desperate. To the point where it's now getting scary with the wildfires, and there I was worrying a tornado might take our home away when I moved here.Yesterday there were wildfires all over NW Okieland, big ones that made the state TV channels and not too far from us. In fact a small one started just over a mile or so from our home, luckily it was spotted and quickly extinguished. But in a first for us, the Hubster came home in the middle of the day to put on our garden sprinkler system!! I knew then he was a little worried too and that's also rare as rocking horse doodoo for my Mr Calm, even in the face of tornado sirens this man is laidback!But it was 77 degrees here, with winds gusting up to 60mph for a few hours and that's not at all good when you are as dry as we are and a fire starts. Once again I have to applaud our small rural volunteer fire departments, I do not have enough good adjectives for these brave men and women.We have no possible rain in our forecast for the next 6 days, although it is going to be cooler. But this is one English woman who is actually dearly wishing and praying for some rain, in fact about a week of rain would be my dream right now! So if you have the rain, please send it to Okieland ASAP.Oklahoma needs rain and not wind sweepin' down the plain!