After 51 days straight without any measurable precipitation we finally had rain in Seattle, and I said bring it on!
To celebrate this first rainy day of summer we went for a hike in the woods at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, with a smile on our face and a happy refrain!
So for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I’m sharing our hike with a sound track of ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ The lyrics, written by Arthur Freed, were immortalized in the movie classic of the same name. The iconic scene with Gene Kelly joyously singing and dancing in the rain remains a favorite of mine since childhood.
“I’m singin’ in the rain
just singin’ in the rain,
what a glorious feeling
I’m happy again!”Arthur Freed
Our walk ‘down the lane’ was fresh and green, the full fragrance of the forest released by the rain, after being pent up by weeks of drought.
“Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place
Come on with the rain I’ve a smile on my face.”Arthur Freed
And so it was that at the end of that magnificent walk in the woods we had the Green River all to ourselves.
And while we enjoyed a few days of rain it has no intention of staying around – temperatures will climb into the nineties by the end of the week. Still we have the memories, as well as the certainty that by November the rain will return bringing many opportunities for more singing and hiking in the rain. 🙂