If you’re going to live in the Great Northwest and enjoy life at all during the long and rainy winter months, you’re going to want to invest in a good umbrella. You will likely have the small travel versions stashed here and there about the house or stuck in the trunk of your car for emergencies. You know the ones, with the short stems and uncomfortable handles that will pop up and over unbidden in a windstorm, but I am not talking about those. No, I’m talking about those versions with the nice handles and wide circumferences that you are proud to carry.
Recently my husband brought two new umbrellas home and allowed me to choose first. He knows me well and I happily chose the blue one with the polka dots while he went with the red plaid. We tested them out this morning on a long walk around Gene Coulon Park in Renton. Here Bob is modeling his red plaid umbrella at my request.
I’m sporting mine next to the cold and stony people. They could use one themselves.
The umbrellas had to stay up most of the time though occasionally the rain did stop. Either way, we enjoyed all the usual shapes and colors of Coulon.