Liquid Sunshine - If you have spent any time in the Pacific Northwest you have invariably heard the rain described with these two words “Liquid Sunshine!”
I must admit, it took me more than a few years of living in Oregon to understand what people were talking about when describing the weather this way…but last year, on Memorial Day, I stepped outside after a brief spring rain and found these water drops sitting like jewels on the Japanese Maple in my front yard. I finally understood what the term really meant. It's all about finding the joy of being alive, in a beautiful part of the world, even if it is raining. Now I get it.
Oregon City, Oregon - 5/27/2013