Raining Cats & Dogs

Spring has never been one of my favorite seasons. That must sound weird because most people love spring, right? Well, it’s always been autumn, winter and then a toss up between spring and summer in my order of season preferences.

However, this spring I’m noticing a lack of certain sights, sounds, and smells. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, we’re still adjusting to life in the Pacific Northwest. There’s no doubt this is a beautiful area of the country. However, as spring rolls around (a lot earlier here than in Ohio!), I’m noticing that there are some spring elements of our past lives that I’m missing such as…

 Thunderstorms & lightning ~ Oh, how I miss a good thunderstorm. Miss. It.

 Seeing the moon in the night sky on a consistent basis  ~ I’m awestruck when I do see it. (And yeah, this is just not a spring thing.)

 The sound of lawn mowers ~ There’s very, very little grass in downtown Seattle! In a lot of areas of Seattle, it seems like most people don’t have normal yards. I assume it’s just too time consuming or something to maintain grass and a healthy yard in this climate?

 The smell of fresh cut grass and that dewy morning air ~ That’s how you know spring is here, y’all.

 Birds a-chirpin’ ~ Maybe it’s only the pigeons who venture downtown. We’re also in a high rise, so obviously, not many hangouts around us for a bird. I do love the seagulls though.

 The smell of rain ~ It’s weird, but the rain does not smell the same here in Seattle as it did in Ohio. Could also just be downtown messing with me on this one too. Most of the time, it smells of piss, marijuana, body odor or the combination of all three. Ah, downtown Seattle.

 The sound of a torrential downpour ~ It can rain pretty good here in Seattle, but it does just mostly drizzle or mist. I want to hear the rain, ya know?

 Rain attire that is not from Columbia or The North Face ~ It’s refreshing to see someone be bold and go against the grain with their rainwear. How to spot those folks? Easy. They don’t look like everyone else. ;)

Hopefully, we’ll remedy a couple of these things by moving out of downtown in a few months.

Happy spring beginnings!

xo~ Frani

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