We live in a temperate rain forest

by Carol Browne on June 10, 2010 · 9 comments

in General, Photos, Vancouver

Vancouver is well known for all the rain we get, but even for the locals, the last couple of weeks have been very, very, even extremely wet. It was so chilly tonight, I was tempted to turn the heat on in the house. But I refrained. Heat on in June? I just couldn’t do it.

But on my way home from work this evening, I noticed all kinds of droplets on the plants on the street. It poured rain earlier today, but by the time I was heading home, the rain had turned to drizzle and I hardly felt any drips on my hair from the rain.

In feng shui and in some Chinese cultures, water represents wealth. And that would certainly be the case in a few places in Africa and Australia right now – they are experiencing droughts in parts of those countries. I keep reminding myself of that. We have plenty of fresh water to be grateful for.

And then I have to re-remind myself of that every now and then. I am glad to have all this water.

Water dotted the leaves all over the neighbourhood tonight.

I really enjoyed taking all these water drop photos and it kind of took the sting out of a major photo opportunity I missed this morning. There was a coyote in our front yard! Our front yard! He was only about 10 feet away from me and I jumped and yelped when I saw him. He took off running down the street a ways before running through someone’s yard and heading out back behind our houses. He was lean and ran quickly. He didn’t look motley at all, but why on earth would he be roaming the streets of our neighbourhood at 7:45 am?

I sure am glad we took Jo-Ann and Art’s advice to keep the kitties inside all the time. It’s different when you see the coyote in the flesh.

Gulp.

That’s for sure.

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