Up at 4h35… Hmmm – looks a bit grey and they did say rain in the forecast.
Look South East: dark clouds. Lightening up in South West whence our rain is from. That means the rain has past. I won’t even need my hat – I hate rain on my bald pate; it’s hot in summer, but not needed at dawn.
Come Lulu, let’s get your lead on and away we go.
A quarter of a mile into the park and there are a few sprinkles, no worries…
Now a drop or two – if it gets worse we’ll duck under a tree. There’s no thunder or wind so more likely to be crowned by a kookaburra as crushed by a falling branch.
Damn, it’s coming down harder and the tree doesn’t work; have to dash for the shelter over there … it’s only 50 yards.
Haven’t dashed for years and I’m nearer 70 than 60 now, so it was not a walk in the park! My crocs nearly came off when Lulu ran around me, effectively trapping me in the lead, so I had to do a quick pirouette in the now teeming rain … we made it, eventually.
We made it – it won’t last long and at least in Queensland, the rain is warm and one dries quickly. Wish I had worn the hat!
Damn! Mosquitoes love stationary people! Hah! Got the bastard!
What does one think about when stuck in the rain? Lulu is sulking because I won’t let her wander and sniff.
Murphy’s Law No 2(g): if it doesn’t look like rain it will.
Well, it is a fine opportunity to meditate. Wish I had read the book, done the course… my mind seems to go into flutterby mould when I try to focus…
I know – I’ll think of something to blog. Very little response to my last two serious bits, maybe it’s time to lighten up? How about some happy stuff, rather than the acceptability of lies and the new morality of the past? Mind you: I was right about Bitcoin! It will hit US$10k this week!
Here’s an idea: what about getting caught in the rain in the park! (just a passing memory).
I have just remembered a cardinal principle of my life: you always have a choice!
Getting caught in the rain can be a miserable experience or it can be a good one.
It’s your choice!
You can have a happy day too, if you like…
4 thoughts on “Caught in the rain”
You were optimistic and then got caught in the rain and now have misty optics. Heh Heh !
At least the rain in Aus is warm, far more so than some of the southern areas of NZ! Keep well, regards to Pookus.
Ha ha Mal, I’m quite envious! I went for my daily walk yesterday, took 10 minutes to layer up with thermal long johns, thermal vest, thermal socks, beanie, gloves, warm shirt, fleece and jeans before I stepped outside. Temp -1°C but sunny and bright, very bracing!
Good one. It raised a chuckle or two.