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rainy days

2006-10-04 20:57:36.37835+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

The rain has come, preceded by a week or two of gloomy weather. Fall is definitively here. There's an annoying roughly 60Hz hum resonating... at first I thought through parts of the house, but as I went through trying to identify sources I eventually figured out it was coming from elsewhere, so I took a walk around the block. The source is a large hopper truck down at a construction site just west of the store across Sir Francis Drake, I assume there's some sort of internal cement mixing going on, but it sure is annoying.

Spring in California is wonderful, with the wildflowers across the hills. Summer is growing on me, and the notion that we can predict the weather months in advance has its pluses. But the gloomy grey of fall is making me yearn for other climes. Jerry Halstead has a picture of fall in the northeast that reminded me of childhood, of large piles of bright colors, of hillsides of glorious reds and oranges.

Looking out across the little canyon we inhabit to the houses across the other side, we have green. Not a bad thing, but even green gets monotonous after a time.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-04 21:51:44.503709+00 by: ebradway

Fall in Boulder is very different too. We actually had a little fog this morning. A couple weeks ago, the higher mountains got coated in snow (but I was still wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the plains). The trees all change to the same shade of yellow at pretty much the same time and then turn to red from the top down. I made the comment to Asha yesterday that Boulder doesn't have a "Fall", it's really a "Blow" because the leaves all get blown off the trees instead of falling...

We are well out of monsoon season, so we pretty much never have a day devoid of sunshine.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-05 02:32:08.554081+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

I've been known to say that I really only miss three things from back east:

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-05 03:31:27.036897+00 by: Jerry Kindall

That's a different Jerry.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-05 03:41:17.426519+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoops. Corrected. Sorry, Jerry.

Diane, I don't miss NYC, but I actually do miss winters, and I really miss green summers.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-05 11:04:51.818607+00 by: DaveP

I missed winters when I lived in the Bay Area, too. Heck, I even like shovelling snow the first time or two every winter. But come February, I'm going to be ready for somewhere warmer...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-05 12:58:23.431521+00 by: meuon

You got some free room and board and 'net connection in Chattaboogie, with a view.. anytime you want. Bring your shoes and pedals and we'll scrounge up a good road bike (or 'Bent).