|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2012-03-17 18:05:00
|Entry tags:||rain, rainwater harvesting, water, weather|
Rainy Weather here in the South Bay
Its been raining a lot this week, and the forecast for this weekend includes showers. Sure enough, today was one such day. Hopefully we will still be able to go to my cousin's music performance on Sunday, though! The issue is not so much with us adults going, but rather with my very young niece (15 months) and nephew (3 years and 9 months) going, as we don't want to expose them to the rainy weather if possible. At least the performance will be quite close by, and it will be great to see my cousin after so long. It will also be very inspiring (for me, anyway), as she is a professional Carnatic Music singer (see an earlier post for details about Carnatic Music).
Just to be clear, I usually don't mind the rainy weather. In fact, as crazy as it sounds, I used to attend practices with the X-Country Team in high school, rain or shine. I enjoy seeing the rain from indoors, and I appreciate how the natural rain water washes my car and makes it clean. Its always nice to go out after the rain is over, too, and have the opportunity to witness a rainbow. I must admit that the rainy weather makes me more lazy (not a good thing!), and sometimes it is sort of a pain getting around in the rain (because everyone naturally drives slower). Still, though, given the larger picture, I like having some rain.
From an ecological/environmental perspective, I also appreciate the rainwater for the opportunity to do rainwater harvesting and store rainwater for future use/reuse (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainwater_