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Oh, what was that bright light in the sky?

Morgan had to jump on the window sill to have a better look.

I think it might be the sun!

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So good for our damp little hearts.

Better run outside and plant the rest of the flowers in the garden before the rain comes again.

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Clover? There’s no moving C right now. She just got an early birthday prezzy from her grandmother. (C’s birthday is April 9th but her old pc was misbehaving)

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I once read a Ray Bradbury short story set on Venus where it rained all the time. (I’m sure the he lived in Vancouver when he wrote it) Once every several yrs the sun came out for a brief time. One school girl boasted about seeing the sun and how wonderful it was but the other school children didn’t believe her and locked her in a closet. Then ran outside for recess. That was the day the sun came out and all the children laughed and played in the sunshine until one felt a drop of rain and the clouds moved in and it began to pour. They then thought of the little girl locked in the closet who missed that glorious time, they walked to the closet and silently let her out.

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C is being the girl in a self-imposed closet right now. But it’s alright.

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And in the time it took me to photograph this and write this post…maybe 30 minutes…it’s clouded over and now it’s raining.

Comments: 19

  • March 16, 2013
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    I read that Ray Bradbury story too, when I was elementary,school. It stuck with me because I felt so terrible for the little girl who was robbed of seeing the sun, but didn’t know who wrote it. Thanks for telling me. And your post is such a neat blend of picture and story!

  • March 16, 2013
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    Yes, who could forget that story; loved your post; photos resplendent, cat gorgeous, daughter absorb, and good prose

  • March 16, 2013
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    I remember that story as well! And unfortunately, I know just what it’s like where you are, as I live in your sister city (London, UK). Today’s weather – oh look, grey and cloudy!

  • March 17, 2013
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    Gorgeous pictures for a gloomy day! Living in Michigan we experience the gray gloomy days as well. Your post resonated with me today and because of twenty eight degree weather and a sprinkling of snow, like you I’m inside today too seeking more sunny days!! Wonderful post!

  • dianecayton

    March 17, 2013
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    I never read that story but I love it. Rain and gloom here today as well. Guess we only get one day of sunshine served per week. That’s the limit!

  • March 17, 2013
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    I would pray and ask the Greek God to capture the rain and put it into the closet. Seems that the God of Sun is on holiday. Maybe he has gone to Spain to celebrate the San Jose day.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    March 17, 2013
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    day of the triffids is a bit intense for school kids i would have thought! – your bradbury story reminds me of ‘nightfall’ by asimov, about a planet which is always in daylight until one day night falls and they see the stars for the first time ever – worth a read – wont say any more, spoiler alert

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    March 18, 2013
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    if you can’t find it you can borrow my copy next time you’re here! XX

  • March 18, 2013
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    Gorgeous photos and OH how I long for the sun! it is cloudy today and raining ice .. It worries me this lack of sun.. I am so tired of it.. c

  • March 18, 2013
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    You caught the sunshine perfectly–it was warming my heart, just looking at it–lovely Veronica 🙂

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