Scouting for Rain

The two words on everyone’s lips the last few days are “hot” and “rain”.   Too much hot, too little rain.   Today apparently felt like 43 degrees, and when you went from air conditioning to outdoors, it felt like someone had slapped you with a hot wet towel.  The Weather Network keeps telling us we are going to get rain, and then it just fades away and never appears.   So today I went scouting for rain.   That is my story.   Why I really went for a drive is that the car has air conditioning and the home does not.

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Are these the clouds that are going to bring rain?   Eight hours later, apparently not.

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Sutherland Drive.   This street didn’t even exist when I moved out of the neighbourhood in my late teens.   Now look how established these trees are.

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The Lois Miller housing co-op, named after an old teacher of mine, who was an alderperson for a while and involved in affordable housing.   It looks like a nice building, and I miss my old co-op in Vancouver, but this one is right next to the 401.   No thanks.

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From Maple Lawn Road.   I think that’s rain over there!

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Looking down Concession Road 7.

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Along Patterson Road–brown trees.   This is not fall colours.   This is arboreal thirst.

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This is along the stretch of Patterson Road that is spectacularly festooned with lilacs in May.   This is what those lilacs look like now.   😦

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The end of Bear Creek Road.   The sky is getting darker!   There have been drops on the windshield!

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Still bright towards town.

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I found the rain!   It was pouring on Bear Creek Road, but I hadn’t gone very far south before it stopped.   An hour and a half later, it still hasn’t hit town.  Come on rain!!

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2 thoughts on “Scouting for Rain

  1. It’s certainly time for something Mavis! Burnt offerings? Goat entrails? Now it’s supposed to start around 6am and rain all day tomorrow. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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