Monday, June 22, 2009

Cop Out Photo Post

It has been raining in Salt Lake City for pretty much two weeks straight. Really, I am not kidding. It has rained so much here that we have all made the jokes about living in Seattle, gotten tired of them, and then remembered how much we used to love the Seattle jokes, so made them again with "retro" twists.

The nice thing about the rain is that everything here is much greener than it ever is, and plants are still growing that normally have already shriveled and died under the dry heat of the Utah sun. I am especially noticing the purples the rain has brought...
These usually don't make it past June first...

And our lavender is never this lavender-y. Usually it's grey and blends in the with the rosemary behind it.

Yeah, I know this isn't purple, but the rain has made our maple tree so bushy and red it looks like it is on fire.

Wildflowers are blooming everywhere. I picked these just walking down an alley near our house.
Usually the only things I find there are dog poop and hobo teeth.

The rain hasn't just affected the plants, but also the people. For instance, Luke has taken to dressing like Gary Coleman, since he is never sure if he is going to be hot or cold. We have tried arguing with him about his fashion choices, but finally decided it wasn't worth it. Who knows, this look may be on the cover of Vogue in the fall...


Today it is sunny, and is supposed to be so for the rest of the week. Everything will be getting back to normal, and things will begin to dry up and die. Utahns will stop bitching about the the rain, and start bitching about the heat. Well, as long as there is something to bitch about...

7 comments:

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

Only in Utah do people wear sandals in cold/wet weather. I remember walking to campus all bundled up with boots on and everything, only to look over (with narrowed eyes) at the native Utahn walking nearby wearing nothing but shorts and a t-shirt, Teva sandals, and some puffy looking sleeveless jacket type thing.

*Akilah Sakai* said...

We got some rain yesterday but it just didn't last long enough in this humid, 90+ degree weather. I'd like some of your rain ... but surely I'd complain that it's too wet out. ;)

Hobo teeth? Have you made a necklace yet?

LiLu said...

We had like TWO WEEKS of rain here in DC, and it's finally clearing up, thank goodness!

DC Diva said...

Beautiful flowers! Hey, at least weather can take up extra news holes right?

Phil said...

Stumpy toes are totally hot.

Captain Dumbass said...

Up here, two hours north of Seattle, we've had three straight weeks of sun. My allergies and I will gladly trade you some rain.

Rassles said...

"It has rained so much here that we have all made the jokes about living in Seattle, gotten tired of them, and then remembered how much we used to love the Seattle jokes, so made them again with "retro" twists."

Oh, I'm stealing that and claiming it as my own in real-time conversation.