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Blogger: Rachael Murray, Project Officer
I’m off on holiday to Turkey next week, and ever since I passed that tantalisingly irreversible milestone of booking my flight, I have been pondering what I will wear on my ‘tropical’ adventure. With blue skies and wall to wall sunshine in mind, my list consisted of tiny vest tops, shorts and flip flops...bliss!
So, imagine my dismay when the day came to check the weather forecast to verify my sun soaked assumptions, and I discovered that there will be rain, more rain, a touch of drizzle, with a bit of lightning thrown in for good measure.
Well. Way to (literally) rain on my parade.
But before I got too resentful, I encouraged myself to reflect on how grateful I should be. Both for the luxury of going on holiday, but more importantly, that our lovely planet gets regular rain showers at all. I set myself the task of thinking about some of the brilliant things about rain, and this is what I came up with:
It strikes me that there’s a theme here – where there is water, there is happy, abundant life. There’s just no escaping it, rain is flipping marvellous.
I am going to bear this in mind as we move towards a good old British summer, facing the possibility that it might be as precipitation filled as last year. And since Turkey hasn’t escaped the same fate it seems, I’m off to dig out my cagoule and a pair of travel friendly wellies!
Why not let us know what you love about rain by leaving a comment below!
Image by Andy Hay (RSPB images)