Thursday, May 27, 2010

Expecting a Storm

I heard we are in for a severe thunder storm, and I guess it's true, since I hear some rumblings outside.  That's ok, I really like the sound of storms.  I just love rain, period.  After spending 17 years in San Diego, where we just didn't get much rain at all - average rainfall was 10 inches, and many times we didn't get that much all year - I'm in heaven here in Maryland where we get lots of rain and some snow (although this year we had a lot - 81 inches!)

The day we moved into our house here 7 years ago, the movers were unloading our boxes and furniture, and my husband and I stood at our front door and watched as sheets of heavy rain moved across the valley and toward our house, sending the movers scattering to haul things into the garage so keep them from getting wet.  I'll never forget that sight, and feeling so excited and thrilled at all that rain.  I have to say, I just love it here.  Hubby really hates the humidity in summer, and I have to say I'm not too thrilled with it either, but I gladly put up with it so that we can fully experience all four seasons.  San Diego's four seasons were just Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, and Next Summer.

This photo is of our red maple tree next to the patio, just after a rain last week.


  1. oooh I love storms and the sound of rain too! I do not like the lightening tho! We are so dry here, wish we had a nice,calm storm!

  2. I used to live in Stevenson, MD outside of Baltimore and worked in DC for 12 years.Living in AR now, which is comparable weather.. Glad you like the rain and humidity -- there's a lot of it! Good for the complexion, though! We are going to Stanford CA this July! Looking forward to the visit...