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It has been really nice for the past couple of weeks to have rain. It is such a welcome change and every time I hear the sound of rain it just makes me sooooo happy. I am a rain lover; quite to the contrary I am a totally sunny person. I usually hate gloomy and rainy days because I am one of those people who’s mood is affected by the weather. As a matter of fact, I don’t know if I could survive in cities such as London or Seattle for more than a few days. The only reason I get so happy when it rains nowadays is because we needed it so badly in Southern California. It has barely rained for the past two winters and the results have been rather damaging to our mountains and forests. It breaks my heart when we go hiking and everything is dry and brown. Even cacti plans look all dehydrated and dying.

I love the crispiness of the air after a good rain, when the air is clean and the usual city smog is gone for a couple of days. It makes me happy every time I step outside and see grass growing and flowers blooming in places where there was nothing much before. It is heartwarming to see earth coming alive through various types of plants.

A couple of days ago we went on a short hike down by the coast. It was still cloudy after the rain, the trail was a bit muddy, and it was a little chilly by the water. The ocean was calm and the sound of the waves crashing onto the beach was very soothing. There was no where else I would have wanted to be. It was nice to take the dogs for a walk and discover this new trail together.

I love the fact that we live on a side of town where we can go hiking or just walking around. It is nice to not have to drive far in order to get some exercises.

Today we went back to this awesome trail with my friend Barb who came down to visit. This time we went further out, beyond the golf course, and walked down to a semi sandy beach. Most of the beaches in PV are all rocky. So it was nice to be able to walk on a beach that was not too rocky. It was a beautiful and warm day, the sky was blue with a few clouds over the water, the sun was shining and it felt good to absorb the warm rays. The ocean was the most beautiful shade of blue with silver sparkles where touched by the sun. I had a wonderful time chatting with my dear friend and catching up since we had not seen each other for the past three months. After our hike we went for a bite at Rex Café. Indi came along and it was so nice to sit in the outside patio area to eat and chat some more.

Later, Indi and I hung out on our lawn; she watched the world go by, curled up next to me on the blanket, while I read my book. I am looking forward to more carefree days like today…

Happy rainy days!

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