Here in Utah, it rarely rains much. It snows a lot in the winter, but the summers are hot and bone dry. There might be an occasional afternoon thunderstorm that pours down for about five minutes, but that’s about it until the next winter comes along. Then it snows again.
The month of May is different, though. It’s not winter and it’s not summer and it sometimes rains — not every year, but now and again we get a few good rainy days.
Today it’s raining and has rained for hours. I know this isn’t exactly exciting, but it’s rare enough to make it, well, interestingly wet. Hardly anyone here has an umbrella, and if they have one, they don’t think about it when it rains.
Until today, I had never once used an umbrella. Yeah, this sounds weird, I know, but it was a hoot. There’s water coming out of the sky, which is weird enough on its own, but walking around in it with a little roof over one’s head and staying dry is really pretty fun. Our beagle got wet, but she doesn’t mind.
I know. I know. Some of you live where it rains all the time, so you think this is silly. For me, though, this umbrella thing in the rain was a first. I hope it rains tomorrow too.