“When the rain comes, I will remember today because I have taken photos to remind me of Spring.”
Those were my words on April 27, 2020, when I walked a nature path on a crisp, late afternoon. It was the time when day surrenders its light to the coming night, leaving a mellow hue as the sun slowly makes its way to the other side of the world.
Vancouver dwells within a rain forest climate that promises days of rain, especially from October – December. British Columbia has approximately 25% of the world’s temperate rainforest, most of it along the coast – the name itself gives a hint of our weather patterns.
I have come to love the rain, which is a good thing since we have had rain every day, on and off, for about 2 weeks. We call it liquid sunshine. These are the moments when I bring out my photos of spring and summer, which is my reminder that we I have been given the gift of days, of seasons, of years.
April 27, 2020 will be remembered in my photos, but it will not come again. December 13, 2020 is present, marked by the insistent rain that lingers on the window next to my computer desk. Soon, today will move on to the next. With this post, I am celebrating that today I experienced life, felt the companionship of family and friends (mostly via virtual means), enjoyed making Christmas cookies, listened to music and read a few lines of a book.
Come back with me to April 27, 2020 and celebrate the gift of days.