Rain on the Plain!
I woke up this morning to a lovely drizzly English morning...and then I realised it wasn't a dream, I was still in Okieland.Days like this are a treat here and rare indeed. It's cool, in the low 60's and we have had light rain for a few hours now, lovely.When we get a day like this, it reminds me I do actually miss the soft English drizzle. Here we get endless months of dry, warm or downright frying weather. I'm not complaining, I love the weather here 90% of the time and would take it over England anytime.There's just nothing quite like waking up to a blue sky and sunshine almost year round. We just seem to get very few grey overcast days, which are prolific in England and those I do not miss, as they definitely effect your mood after a few in a row! But we could definitely do with a few more rainy days.See my 'Rainometer' top left, showing 31/255 total days with rain, well I need to explain something about it. The 31 is NOT equal to days of rain, it's equal to 'reasonable moments' of rain! There's probably at most, 1 or 2 full days of rain in that count. So it's mainly made up of anything from a few minutes to a few hours of rainfall, this year to date! We are very dry, riverbeds are just sand, drought plants are thriving and we all celebrate any rain.Next year I would probably be better to measure inches of rain, especially as we have a big rain guage on the fence. People only have rain guages if it happens rarely enough you want to know how much actually fell!But the Okieland weather Gods do have a sense of humour. On the day we got married in 2005, it was overcast and rained all day for the first time in weeks. I think they were just trying to make me feel right at home!