Living on the west coast of British Columbia we are use to the rain, doesn’t make it any easier when the ‘deluge’ begins and seems like it will never end..
Our rainfall statistics don’t seem so bad when you look at the actual averages..it is only a few months that are really rainy?
..with all this precipitation falling for the sky, one accessory that is a necessity is of course, the umbrella..
The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain.
Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof.
Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held. The collapsible (or folding) umbrella originated from China, and had sliding levers similar to those in use of today.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow’
So this morning as I tucked my umbrella ( an orange one, of course) into my backpack, I knew it would be a few months before I would feel safe enough to travel to work without one in my possession.
..of course I would much prefer the shade of beach umbrella..
or even a drink with a little umbrella..
but for now I will have to be happy with my bright orange umbrella to keep me dry…
Will I be ‘singing in the rain?’
‘I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Singin' in the rain’
..somehow I doubt it?
but I will take each rainy day in stride, knowing that all the rain that falls on the West Coast of British Columbia is a contributing factor as to what makes the landscape so green!