And no, I don’t mean autumn.
We don’t have many, full on seasons here in LA. We’re pretty much either hot with cooler nights, or cooler with cold nights. And not all too much of anything else.
But what we do have is a rainy fall. And I love everything about that.
For someone reason, no one (but gardeners) seem to be aware that we rain on and off through most of October. They might recall that it often rains on Halloween, but not much else. Yet I remember each year and each year I get so excited when those 90 degree days drop down to the low 70′s.
Today was that first day.
The sky was grey as drove to work. The air was crisp. You could feel the humidity in the air.
Then as I was packing up for the day to head home I hear over the PA system “all teachers: rainy day plans are in effect.” Woohoo!
Mind you, it didn’t even rain long enough to rinse all the crud off my car. But it was enough to make things uncomfortable as I walked the block to my car. And now I hear that we’re 100% set for rain tomorrow and I’m thrilled.
Next up, I’ll be putting some soups, chile and stews on. And I can’t wait.
‘Cause tomorrow’s another day
and I’m thirsty anyway
So bring on the rain.