Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rainy Days in Oregon

Jenny Matlock

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April showers bring May flowers...


Rainy Days in Oregon


April showers bring May flowers...that little ditty was stuck in my head. Living in Oregon and seeing nothing but rain during the month of April I wished May would hurry up.

Don't get me wrong, I like the rain, but just not days of it. I'd much prefer the beautiful flowers of May.

Why couldn't it rain tulips?

I guess that's what I get for moving to Oregon where it rains way too much.

I kept singing the little tune from childhood out loud to remind myself of the beauty that would soon explode , April showers bring May flowers, April showers bring May flowers...





22 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

You'll be handsomely rewarded for your patience when summer finally arrives.

journeytoepiphany said...

It rains the whole month of April in Illinois too. I like your line, Why can't it rain tulips?

Viki said...

I'm with you. We have rain or snow in April. It's been a tough winter but I see spring in my sights. Great centus.

Porky said...

I agree. You can have too much of a good thing, and long periods of rain are definitely more tolerable in showers, with plenty of sun between. Beautiful picture too.

Judie said...

I live in Arizona! What exactly is "rain" anyway? And where can we get some?

Bookie said...

Nicely written this morning...I have never been to Oregon but I have heard it was "moist".

Sue said...

I like the idea of raining tulips!

Good job on this.

=)

Dazee Dreamer said...

raining tulips. I think that is a wonderful idea. Oregon does have some beautiful huge flowers, but I think I might be depressed all the time with the gray rainy skies. Great job

Nonna Beach said...

Very good job Debra and the sweet thought of it raining tulips was wonderful. A great first outing on the Centus...welcome !!!

Naomi Musch said...

Raining tulips... Love that! It's been pure slush here in N. Wisconsin. Just now starting to see the green grass pushing up as the snowbanks slink away. Where did you come from before Oregon?

B. J. Robinson said...

What about the childhood tune of rain, rain go away, :) We get a lot of rain in Florida during the summer. BJ

JennieB said...

We've had a lot of rain in the Bay Area this spring, and I've been singing this as well! Stopping by from TRDC...

Christine said...

Now it's stuck in my head too. I'd like it to rain chocolate covered almonds please.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

"Why couldn't it rain tulips?" That's a perfect line. I'm sorry. I feel guilty to live in CA. Wish I could package up some sunshine for you.
xoRobyn

Ames said...

Patience. It will be raining tulips very soon!~Ames

Shasta said...

From TRDC
April showers are a downer, but the sun we've been having lately in the Willamette Valley is just that little piece of heaven that makes you think it will be beautiful forever.... until an hour later when it starts hailing!

Tgoette said...

Nicely done! You captured the frustration of persistent rain I'm sure quite a lot of Oregonians share. Well done debut! I look forward to more of your stories!

Jaquandor said...

I remember an episode of "Frasier" when Frasier Crane was complaining about rain in the Pacific Northwest...he said that Washington's state flower should be mildew. Nicely done!

cj Schlottman said...

Welcome! Your little story was well written. You made me smell the rain! I agree that the others that the metaphor of tulips as rain is a splendid one. Very creative.

Namaste..........cj

Karen S. said...

Oh gee I wish it would rain tulips! Great post and most lovely rainy photo!

Jo said...

Up here in Vancouver, where it rains just as much ... i would love for it to rain tulips ... that would be a beautiful experience ... I will be carry that thought all day today while i watch yet more rain outside ... wonderful cents!

Jenny said...

I've heard the song, "It's raining men", but never "It's raining tulips"!

My daughter used to live in Eugene and hated the gray weather...but, oh, the summers were emerald green and glorious.

Thanks for a lovely link.

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