When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles - Pooh Bear
What a lot of rain we have had. For two weeks now, apart from the odd few hours it has consistently rained. Whilst a lot of people complain I have to admit I don't mind the rain. Of course I would rather have sun but even as a small child I used to love walking in the rain, sheltering under tress and watching it pour down whilst I was relatively dry. As I got older, going on walks, finding a rustic shelter and then stopping and drinking coffee whilst all around me the world was getting refreshed. I don't even mind running in the rain. There is something quite cathartic about it.
Of course I realise rain brings suffering to many with the terrible floods that occur. We as a nation are to blame for that. I am currently working part time for the wildlife trust and conservation of land and habitats is of course high on their priority list and a topic often discussed around the lunch table. I am not even going to begin the debate on what should be done to try help avoid flood disasters but I think a good starting point would be to pour less concrete over our environment. Rainwater cannot penetrate concrete so has t find an escape route by running off into our already overwhelmed drains. Maybe if new housing and business developers took a little more time on considering how they could build whilst also protecting the environment then it would be a start. For householders, surely returning to grassed lawns and flower beds is not such a bad thing?
I sit here looking out of the window as I write this blog and the rain has stopped so I intend to shower and get dressed and go out walking. I'm sure I will get wet at some pint as more rain is forecast but as Eeyore famously said "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually."