#215 When it’s sunny and raining at the same time

Mother Nature likes to mess.

Honestly, when she gets crazy it’s time to watch out, everybody. Swirling oceans, spinning winds, icy rain drops — you never know what she’s got cooking in the atmosphere. One of her off-the-menu specials is definitely a fresh batch of clear blue skies with rain at the same time. Yes, these rare sun showery gems are great for three big reasons:

1. Petunia Heaven. Since flowers need water and sunlight to live the sun shower is the best of both worlds. Have you ever taken a nap while eating? Or breathed while going to the bathroom? Then you know the beauty of the 2 for 1 Life Thing special.

2. High rainbow probability. Not including ones on Lucky Charms boxes or trippy Internet videos, I’ve seen maybe five or ten high quality rainbows in my life. Tops! Yes, I am in serious Rainbow Deficit, people. So naturally I’m always on the lookout for my pal Curvy Roy G. and when I spot him I just admire the view.

3. Freshen Up Your Life. Mentos may be the freshmaker but sun showers are a close second. They sprinkle down when you’re sweating buckets on sticky days and last just long enough to give you a welcome rinse. The universe sees your pit stains and wants to help.

Yes, seeing sun showers is like being on a pricey Hollywood set where somebody in production pressed the rain button before a big scene but forgot to press the cloud button, too.

But their mistake is our enjoyment.

Three cheers for sun showers today.

Hip hip, hooray!

Hip hip, hooray!

Hip hip,


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127 responses to “#215 When it’s sunny and raining at the same time

  1. Sarah Lovering

    Love this one :) I love the warm feeling that comes with this type of weather. AWESOME!

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  3. Jim Bob

    I looove sunshowers, Here in perth they always come about as we are having some really weirt october weather at the moment, sunny one second raining the next. Makes it diffiucult for us to build limestone walls perth

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  7. Pam

    I think I have made it known to most of my friends that I am a lover of rainbows so I think it’s awesome whenever one of my friends calls me up and says hey! I see a rainbow! Once, my stepdad called me cuz he saw a rainbow while he was driving so I immediately ran out of the house to go find it. I walked out s few blocks but saw nothing so then I started walking home and then I saw it! Right in front of me with it’s big, beautiful awesomeness!! I was on the phone with a fellow rainbow loving friend and I yelled into the phone so hard when I saw it. She didn’t mind though :)

  8. Candace

    Yes, yes, YES! This is definitely in my top three.

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