Ducking Out Of The Rain

2 09 2010

When volatile prairie skies bring sudden downpours, knowing a place to take shelter can make surprise rain more bearable. One of my favorite spots is the band shell in Borden Park.

Did you know that at one point, the roof of this band shell was filled with pine cones by some very industrious squirrels?

The local saying, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes,” was pretty spot on today. The sun returned before I even left the band shell, glaring and reflecting off the wet streets, blinding anyone who had the misfortune of heading west.

Look at the road and risk going blind.

Sunbeams dried out my clothes as a rainbow formed over refinery row.

This about sums up my complicated feelings toward E-town.

And suddenly a cool, fall-ish day was unbearably hot, and the shelter I needed was from the sun (at least for the next 15 minutes).

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3 responses

2 09 2010
BB

Clever squirrels! 🙂

25 10 2010
evillerider

I was back there today and was attacked by a pinecone dropping squirrel in the roof of the bandshell!

2 09 2010
Val

“…wait 15 minutes.” We have the same saying in the Puget Sound area, and it’s absolutely true, except for the times when the weather remains totally uniform (gray) for months on end.

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