The NABLOPOMO topic of the month arrived in my mailbox this morning - SWIM. I've not been very inspired to blog, life has been getting me down a bit, but this subject did bring a few stray thoughts swimming upstream to my brain so perhaps, just maybe, I'll share them over the next… day? Week? Month?
Starting with SWIM is what you could do outside in the yard. Oregon is doing wet this year and our area, moist most of the time, is outdoing everyplace else. For instance, in March we measured 21.46" of precipitation. I know this because my husband, the weather-spotter, keeps that sort of information. You can verify it on his site at - http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/frn89utdi/Langlois/VantageVue.html
Being near the coast we get almost daily fog which dampens walks and outdoor furniture each night. Woe to the person who thinks to enjoy the morning seated outside with a cup. The bottom of that person will soon be soggy. On a drizzlish night that moisture is multiplied. The morning, this being one of those, reveals wet everywhere. SWIM is what you could do in the tall grass of the pasture. The wait-high stalks, heavy already with seeds, are now bent hither and yon, touching their heads to the ground in quiet supplication, "Please? Enough wet already!"
The chickens are about as droopy with wetness as the grass. The rooster looks dejected with tail soaked and sagging under its compliment of wetness. Kitty comes in the house dusted with drops from her walk through the shrubbery. She is happy to roll around on my flannel pillowcase to dry off. The air is saturated. Humidity is well over 90%. Come visit. We can enjoy a leisurely SWIM on a stroll down the sidewalk!