Enjoying winter weather??? Well, not really.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve never been one to go outside in the winter. First, though, I feel I should qualify that. I live on the west coast where it is rare to have any snow. I live in an area that is defined as a “rain forest”. When most people hear that term they automatically think of the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil, which is a tropical rain forest. However, take out the tropical, and what have you got?  Rain forest. Which means someplace with a lot of rain for trees to grow on land that isn’t already cemented (ie roads or parking lots) or turned into front lawns that surround suburban homes, which is metropolitan city living (which is me).

Here in Vancouver where I live, places that are not cultured or cemented over are filled with lush greenery all year round. WET greenery. My lawn is green all year round. It’s a good thing when the temperature is lower, but seldom freezes, that the grass stays green but doesn’t grow. Not far away from where I live thee are marvelous cedar forests going up the hills and mountains.

It’s beautiful to look at, but when it’s pouring rain for weeks at a time, what do you do that doesn’t require an umbrella?

Not much, I’m afraid. I can’t go outside and build a rain-man, so I spend most of my winter reading or writing, which is a good thing for a writer to do. I’m right now working on a novella to go into an ebook set to be sold on Amazon about a town making a Christmas In July celebration to raise money for their animal shelter that lots its funding. I’m having a lot of fun writing it, so I hope it will be just as much fun for people to read.

Speaking of reading, I’ve just picked up a novella by Annette M. Irby called Her Nerdy Cowboy. It’s short (and a good price), and I’m enjoying it so far.

What do you like to do when you don’t want to go outside?


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