Okay, so this is June 1, and it’s still cold, gray, and rainy around here. But, you’ve got to love it and here’s why.
1. The gray sky makes the hills look a crazy fluorescent green, and all the flowers pop against that gray backdrop.
2. The cool temperatures keeps the tulips and lilacs blooming longer, and what could be better than a long-blooming lilac?
3. You don’t get hot and sweaty working in the yard.
4. You get to look forward to that trip to Phoenix all the more because you know it will be HOT.
5. You save lots of money on summer clothes because you keep wearing your winter sweaters.
6. You keep those vitamin D supplement sales up.
7. You have a good excuse for not taking down the outside Christmas lights.
8. You don’t need to feel guilty about curling up with a good book under the afghan.
9. When else is baking bread in the summer a cozy thing to do?
10. And best of all, it makes you extremely grateful when you see a blue sky and a blast of sunshine.
I feel better already!
14 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Love a Cold, Rainy, Gray June Day”
There is always a bright side to every situation. This post is a great example of that. And to be honest, your chilly, rainy weather sounds awfully inviting to my 90plus with thick humidity!
It’s in the low 50’s here, so we’ll be in weather-shock when we fly to Virginia on Friday! I thought of another positive about cold weather: hot coffee tastes lots better when your fingers are cold (and mine are because I don’t want to turn on the furnace).
Are you doing a conference or just visiting in Virginia? ‘Cuz I’m sure that wedding cake will bake itself if I take the weekend off….
This made me smile, thanks!
How long will you be in Virginia for? We’re driving through there heading to Pittsburgh for an extended business trip again this summer, leaving next week. It will be tough traveling with Conrad only being 3 months old.
Yes, it is very hot in Phoenix, but today we have a nice overcast day (rare around here). I always look forward to those, they are such a blessing. Sometimes when it’s overcast out but the AC is blasting in here, I make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and we pretend it’s Fall and it’s cold out (even though it blazing hot out). Hee Hee 🙂 It’s always so much fun. We even pretend to shiver. Rejoice in all things. 🙂 🙂
I’ve actually always preferred cloudy/rainy days to sunny and hot ones. One of the reasons is the same as one you posted: It makes everything ultra-green:)
I enjoyed reading this post. I am with Katie. Some cool, rainy weather would be nice. I have been missing the desire and opportunity to have some hot tea. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this! It’s been a really cold, dreary spring here in Oregon. I’m a lover of autumn and melt in the heat, but even I have been longing for something other than gray and rain. Always good to be reminded to check my attitude and be grateful all the time. 🙂
a gray, cold, rainy day would be welcome here. it was 101 plus heat index yesterday. . .
Thank you!!!! You stopped me in the middle of calculating how few days were left for summer to exist in 2011. And then I got crazy and applied this revolutionary idea of finding the bright side to some other difficulties I was having and then I ended up laughing for the rest of the day. What a gift, thank you.
Oh, and I succumbed this morning. I turned the heater on. Just for a few minutes, but now I’m toasty.
Yep, rain at the end of May is throwing all these Californians into a tizzy. I’m just glad to keep the green a little while longer 🙂
AND we are not having a tornado. Rain and heat may be trials but not the level of trial of many right now. We will be in Virginia just till Sunday afternoon. Doug is speaking at New Covenant School’s commencement on Saturday and preaching at Providence Church Sunday morning.
Coming a few days late to this party but our June first here in sunny FL hit 102 degrees…I’m a wee bit concerned over just exactly how hot summer will be.