Pitter patter…sprinkle…sprinkle…drip drop drip. Spring in Maine this year has been marked with lots and lots of rain. Lots. The temperatures have been hovering right around raw. After a lengthy, snowy winter, it’s been tough to slog through day after day of chill and drizzle. In fact, it’s downright aggravating. I’d stamp my feet in frustration, but I’m pretty sure I’d splash myself.
In an effort to pull myself out of the pit of despair when it started raining again tonight, I decided to try to think of the positives of this
unrelenting, depressing, miserable streak of weather. Here, in no particular order, is my list of 10 reasons why it’s good that we’re drowning in experiencing a bountiful rainfall this spring:
- Nature is beautiful when sprinkled with raindrops.
- I don’t have to mow my lawn when it’s raining.
- The peepers still sing in the rain and I suspect they’re happy to be perpetually moist. (At least someone is!)
- It’s easier for both teachers and students to be inside at school when it’s gross outside than when it’s 75 and sunny.
- There’s a lower risk of forest fires and the ground water supplies in southern Maine are being replenished.
- It’s perfect weather for cozying up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a book. (and a blanket–because it’s still darn chilly out!)
- The drainage area outside my classroom window is a full-fledged pond and it’s fun to watch the ducks visit.
- Foggy mornings are common, which makes for an atmospheric ride to work.
- No one’s getting sunburnt.
- The best reason of all–on the rare occasions when the sun comes out, you really, really, really appreciate it!
Hope you’re enjoying your spring, rain or shine!