Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Learning to dance in the rain...

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain"

I've read that on a car bumper sticker somewhere. Whatever it might be alluding to metaphorically, we're adhering to it literally this year. 

Thankful that we don't have to worry about our house flooding, we were still starting to get cabin fever last weekend. Come what may we'd get out for a walk. 

Finally I've learned to love my condensation-making waterproof trousers, and it turns out my 20 year old soles-worn-thin wellies can comfortably walk 6 miles.

When you're inside looking out it appears to be raining perpetually, but when you're outside looking in, it's not so bad. It even stops pouring every now and again.

Snowdrops looking hopeful

New lakes appearing out of nowhere,
swamp-like with trees growing in them...

"Can I walk through this puddle
without the water going over the top of my wellies?"

Look up and you might even catch a glimpse of blue sky...


  1. I've always loved that quote... and I've also always loved rain. Of course, here in the parched American west, rain is a very rare treat. But the years I spent in Norway and upstate NY taught me all about endless drizzle, and I learned to love it (with the help of some rubber boots!)

    I generally love walking outside in any weather... it's just getting over the hump to actually get myself out there that's the challenge! But later today I plan to venture out for a nice walk to the store... it's finally above freezing and the melt is on... Yay!

  2. I do love rain but there can be too much of it, like the too much snow we are getting.

  3. I think the UK knows all about too much rain at the moment- wettest January since 1760-something apparently...
    We're also glad that our house isn't at risk of flooding. Husband has worked from home a bit this week as he couldn't get to work in Oxford and I'm wondering whether the houses around the corner from his office are still dry.

    But you're right, it's often not nearly as bad as it looks when you're actually outside. And though we chunter about having to take our dogs for a walk, it does make you go out when otherwise you wouldn't bother.

  4. Walking or even dancing in the rain is lovely - but at the moment I think that one can get too much of a good thing!

  5. I've been wondering how all the rain we hear about on the news is affecting you. Glad your house is out of flood range. Love the quote and the pictures from your walk.