Thursday, April 26, 2012


I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Arthur Freed

This blog post is to encourage my coastal friends who live under showers too many days. We were volunteering at Actors studio last night at the musical Evita. It had been a glorious day and so we were so surprised when after 10 PM we stepped out onto the street to a few drops of rain. The tune to Singin in the Rain was immediately on my lips and little did I know that it would pour all day today. Yes, we get rain in the Okanagan and it was quite welcome as the earth was bone dry. 
We have been enjoying the cacophony of birdsong in our backyard and even in the rain today the birds were singing, mind you it was a little less robust than usual as they skittered from bush to bush to find a momentary reprieve from the showers.
I chose to spend some time at my favourite local greenhouse where I perused the rows and rows of colourful blooms. And what did I buy? Green,  yes fresh green grasses to add to my attempts of using more xeriscaping plants. It is too cool to plant the colourful pots so I will be back to that popular greenhouse in a couple weeks.

This photo of my shadow sort of gives the effect of the dullness outside and yet I know that shadows can only be visible with sunshine behind me, and so it will be another day, but for today I was singing in the rain. 

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