Sunday, June 17, 2007

Here comes the summer rain

After three weeks on our Swedish summer holiday with almost perfect weather, today we woke up to pouring summer rain and grey skies. But after all those nice days, it just felt like an adventure to gear up and get dressed in rain gear and head outside for a rainy Sunday.

Swedish summer rain is different from Californian rain - we hardly ever have rain in my parts of Northern California between May and October - and when it rains, in the "winter" months, it usually come in forms of "winter storms" and is big and heavy, but only last for hours and we usually see the sun in between the rain clouds.

Swedish summer rain is more a.... drizzle.... and it can go on for days (and in worst case weeks). Sometimes you hardly see the rain drops, they barley there, but you'll get wet anyway.

We decided that it was a day for a fire, something that has been completely unnecessary the last couple of weeks. We made scones and had breakfast in the living room watching the flames. And then open all the doors to cool down the summer house that quickly started to feel like a huge sauna.

4 comments:

miranda said...

Ya, I know about rain that goes on and on...!!!
Scones and a log fire?! What could be nicer?!!

Annika said...

VRÅÅÅÅÅÅL!!! precis innan jag kommer hem och allt. Nå, det är som det brukar...Jag brukar anlända till 12-gradigt väder!! Det är precis som vanligt...I övermorgon drar vi...
Nog för att EN dags regn är OK...men när det börjar dra sig upp mot 3 dagar med ihållande regn och ingen ljusning i sikte då börjar det bli deppigt...Hoppas på det BÄSTA nu!!!

Isle Dance said...

We are sharing a drizzly rain cloud today, with little sun breaks in between. Soup, soup, soup!

JaCal said...

Miranda - I bet you do! It was sooo nice! Even though it got really hot...

Annika - ja... men det kommer vända och det behövs regn - otroligt torrt här nu. Men håller tummarna för att det blir härlig sol igen tills du kommer!

Isle Dance - make some scones and enoy the drizzle! ;-)