In the span of an hour, the temperature dropped from 91*F to 75*F (that’s 33*C to 24*C for thems that roll metric) and the humidity went from 71% to 94%.
There is thunder & lightning as well. This might prompt a casual observer to question the wisdom of me sitting in a pool under a metal-framed umbrella. “Yeah, Yeah. No guts, no….. pictures!”
The occasional flash flood notwithstanding, rain is generally good news here. It is always needed. It usually coincides with cooler temps and it washes the dust and dirt off of everything and onto our cars where it apparently belongs.
I have been unable to locate a song that really captures the feeling of happiness about rain. Most songs use rain as a metaphor for sadness and tears. There are songs with titles or lyrics that indicate they look forward to rain; The Temptations, “I Wish it Would Rain” or Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” are examples, but invariably, this is said ironically. Even B.J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” is about choosing to be happy despite the rain, not because of it.
There was one celebratory rain song that came to mind.
And I am going to sit in this pool under this umbrella until there is a splashdown. He’ll be alright. The pool is only 5 feet deep. I know ‘first aid’. There is even a physician nearby. I think he’s making cocktails.