Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Rainy Days are for Reading

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce (it rhymes with peace ) at  http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/
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When I woke up this morning it was pouring down. Sunny So Cal wasn't so much.
I always say rainy days are good for three things
1) staying home and reading a good book
2) staying home and watching a good flick
3) going to the movies
I guess not everyone agrees! I took this picture a couple of years ago after a big rain. That's my flooded backyard my son Russell is splashing around in!
Apparently we needed our French drains cleared out.
Rainy Days are for the Birds
 WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON A RAINY DAY?
GOT ANY GREAT RAINY DAY READS TO RECOMMEND?

37 comments:

  1. Great photos! I love to read or nap on rainy days.

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    1. Thanks Kathy, me too. I hope you'll consider joining my site one day!

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  2. It was wet here in Ontario too. What did I do? I read all day and it was blissful. That is an impressive puddle!

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    1. Ontario, California or Ontario, Canada? I grew up in Toronto and Niagara Falls (from first grade through 8th)

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    2. PS Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I think you have exactly the right idea of what to do on a rainy day :-) Great photos!

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    1. Yes, I've been lounging all day!

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  4. At least he looks like he's dressed for the flood! I completely agree with your rainy day activities.

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    1. I appreciate the clothing nod! I don't know why we had those waders ... can't think they've been used before or since.

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  5. Glad your back yard is not flooded now! Definitely reading and movies on a rainy day.

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    1. Except I spent today enjoying visiting all the blogs that participated in your Saturday Snapshot meme! It feels like I've been at it for hours but it was so much fun seeing all the pictures. As a place, Arizona took the prize, right?

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  6. Well--to answer your question, since I live in winter-time rainy cloudy Seattle, we just do our every day life stuff when it rains! ;)
    *smiles*

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    1. People in southern California just freak out when it rains...we have no idea how to drive in the rain.Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. It's raining in this part of California, too (Central), and, like you, I've been reading, watching movies, etc.

    I don't mind the rain too much unless the power goes out...that cuts into reading and movie watching!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your day.

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    1. Especially if youd a lot of reading on a NOOK ... which I do :)Thanks for visiting me too.

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  8. I love the reflection of trees in that second photo!

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    1. Me too! Completely accidental genius, I assure you. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  9. Rainy in Sydney this weekend too :-(
    But it's council clean-up weekend, so hubby and I have been going through cupboards, cleaning up and putting all the broken, unused, unwanted stuff out to be collected tomorrow. Very satisfying but not much time left over to sit down and read!!

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    1. Sydney! Oh you lucky duck. I was in Sydney about 15 years ago with my then 5 year old son and my mum. We were just there for a couple of days (we were visiting my uncle in Perth)but it was around this time of year and it rained and rained. What a glorious city you live in! We stayed at the Hotel Nico which was a short walk as I recall to the harbor, visited a fantastic maritime museum that had a replica of an old fashioned pirate ship in it(I still have the pirates poster we bought). And the amazing zoo. oh my goodness, soooo envious.

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  10. Wow, that was a lot of rain. We could use some as we had very little snow this winter. Cool shots.

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    1. Yes, too much rain. I had my son and his friends put sandbags by the patio slider but thankfully the water didn't get in.

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  11. My backyard has flooded during hurricanes, too. A suit like that might make it more fun.

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  12. Love this photo of your son ... reminds me of my kids playing dress-up in their parent's clothes ... ir also reminds me of a favorite fishing story my Dad tells about he and a friend going trout fishing in the Schoharie in Spring ... he slipped and fell and the water filled the waders, the current took him downstream to a point where he jammed his feet up against two rocks and held on to a tree branch until his friend could get to him and help him up. Then they bailed out the waders and went back to fishing ... he tried to tell us there was a king-sized trout swimming around in the waders, but we didn't fall for that one.

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    1. That's a great family story... the addition of the king-size trout swimming around is a hilarious touch. In the movie version, that' the trout he would have brought home for dinner.

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  13. Love this photo of your son ... reminds me of my kids playing dress-up in their parent's clothes ... ir also reminds me of a favorite fishing story my Dad tells about he and a friend going trout fishing in the Schoharie in Spring ... he slipped and fell and the water filled the waders, the current took him downstream to a point where he jammed his feet up against two rocks and held on to a tree branch until his friend could get to him and help him up. Then they bailed out the waders and went back to fishing ... he tried to tell us there was a king-sized trout swimming around in the waders, but we didn't fall for that one.

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  14. Your son looks ready for fishing! And the bird looks content. I'm sure he was a lot happier about the impromptu pond than you were.

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  15. I hope none of the water made it into your house!

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  16. I totally agree with you as to the merits of rainy days... but whoa, this looks like a bit too much rain! A sort-of monsoon aftermath. A mini-Katrina, if you will I think if you've got to dig out the ol' hip-wader pantaloons like Russell did there -- that's overkill!

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    1. I think the hip high waders were overkill for the job but it definitely made it more fun for him!

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    2. Oh, but I never meant the hip-waders were overkill -- I meant the amount of rainfall.
      The hip-waders are savvy, and just the thing!

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    3. No worry! I know what you meant. It's just looking from my point of view they seem a bit over the top. Still, they kept him dry!

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  17. Rainy days are definitely for reading for me.

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  18. Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

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  19. I absolutely love to read on rainy days. One book that sticks out in particular that I just happened to read on a rainy day is the novel French Lessons, by Ellen Sussman. It was a good read and it made me hungry for chocolat au pain.

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  20. Mmmmm. pain au chocolat sounds yummy to me too Melissa!

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  21. Looks really WET!

    Great pictures, both of 'em. Thx for sharing, although now I feel like a second cup of coffee!! :-)

    I'm a new follower! Thx for comin' by my Saturday!!! -Burgandy Ice

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  22. Thanks for the follow! Bakatcha.

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