Thursday, June 16, 2016

Word Of The Day : PLUVIOPHILE

How many of you know what a Pluviophile is? No cheating! I know your first instinct is to Google it, or maybe check with old Mr. Webster, but be honest. Did you know what it meant? Have you ever heard the word before? I hadn't and quite frankly I stumbled on it just recently but a Pluviophile is.....

Definition of Pluviophile

a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

If there are any Pluviopholes in our area they must be absolutely euphoric! We have had nothing but rain for the last 2 weeks. I'm not talking of an occasional shower or a light drizzle, I am talking RAIN! Every day! Cold rain, and wind; the kind of weather that had me turning on the furnace in the middle of June! I spent the weekend at Winterpast with a quilting friend and I had thought we were to have some decent weather, and we did for a few hours but before the day was half done it was raining again and Sunday was gloomy and windy and blowing and so soggy, I thought it could not get much worse. Boy was I wrong! Monday we had the most frightful weather you can imagine. It was so dark and windy, with absolute downpours for hours on end! I not only turned the furnace on, but I was so tired of the dark gloom, I went all around the house turning on lights...It was an all in all revolt! I went to each and every room...bathrooms, entries, hallways, bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, all three lamps in the living room, everything that had a lightbulb and a switch got turned on! I just could not take the dark and gloom another minute! It didn't change the weathr outside but at least it was brighter inside. 

I took a few videos and photos of the effects of the rain around the house and neighbourhood to send to Mr. O. 

 

My poor rhubarb patch was pounded into the ground. 

NOTE:  I have been fooling around on my ipad for the last hour trying to enlarge the font and to insert a video of the nasty weather but have had no luck...maybe later.
NOTE #2 : I get very frustrated with all the updates to apps etc. It seems I just get used to doing something one way and they change it and leave me muddling around again!
NOTE #3: This is one reason I have been so slack at blogging...it takes me forever to get things done on this app. I have tried 3 different ones and still have issues!!!

Ok! Enough whining.
I will post a few weather related shots of the shore areas on the way to our cottage. These are not my pictures. I retrieved them from afriend on my Facebook.


 
 

 

A few more taken around home

 


This was a lawn a few or so ago.

 

Farmers fields

 

This was not waterfront property last week!

Needless to say we have been a Pluviophile's dream location! I on the other hand have had enough!
This post has taken so long to put together that it is far past my bedtime and I will have to tell you about my current projects  tomorrow.

 


3 comments:

susy snow said...

So... I think I may be a fair-weather pluviophile. I love that peaceful feeling, especially in the summer or fall when the rain makes the air so heavy you can smell every flower and every leaf, but 2 solid weeks is just too much!

Love reading your blogs! Keep it up! Hugs!

susy snow said...

So... I think I may be a fair-weather pluviophile. I love that peaceful feeling, especially in the summer or fall when the rain makes the air so heavy you can smell every flower and every leaf, but 2 solid weeks is just too much!

Love reading your blogs! Keep it up! Hugs!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello! I noticed this post in Linda's (Stich Lines) blog list and knowing a little bit of Italian and Latin, I guessed the word must mean something nice. :)
Just today I was thinking how lovely a rainy weather can be. To tell the truth, today it's only drizzling... and the wind carries around tiny drops and the fresh fragrance of the burnet roses.
The photos are beautiful - but I hope the sunny weather will reach you soon. Happy Sunday!