Fifteen minutes…

…of fame? Goodness, no – the very thought makes me shudder.

No, fifteen minutes is about the amount of sunshine we’ve seen here in the last few weeks. Perhaps a slight exaggeration, but not by much!

I can’t stop, it’s going to rain in fifteen minutes!

We went for a wander on New Year’s Day, somewhat surprised, and pleasantly so, that the rain had stopped for the afternoon. Well, for an hour or two. We threw on raincoats and Wellington boots, and took a turn about Ucluelet.

Is that blue sky over there?

By the time this is posted, the rain will have returned – as much as another 200mm since Wednesday, so we will be looking back at this brief walk and remembering our fifteen minutes!

Rain in those clouds? Surely not…

A speedy piece this week, but not as speedy as our dashing out and about through the showers will be the next few days, weeks and months, if the forecast is to be believed! Indoor time, beer and books it is.

If I must

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend.

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20 thoughts on “Fifteen minutes…”

  1. Cheers to blue sky, and beer and books when it is absent. We are relishing a wildly mild winter here, but nothing can really alleviate stick season visually.


      1. I have friends who moved to the Pacific Northwest and until the sprung for top-notch rain great were miserable. The weekend was fine but we are a bit thin on snow this winter.


  2. I was in Vancouver one year when they were having record rainfalls and it got gloomy. That second photo really tells the story. You can buy great rain gear in your neck of the woods, though. Scout seems to enjoy sniffing around in all weather. Hang in there, find a good beer and a good book.


    1. Thanks, Jane! Yes, we have good rain gear, and once Scout has taken the first few steps in the rain, she’s off and running (well, she would if she could slip her leash!)
      We did have an hour of sun earlier, and we made the most of it.
      I hope your weekend has been a good one!


    1. Thanks, Jane! We’re mostly positive in the face of plentiful rain, but it gets a little harder when there is barely a break! Then we weep, but you’d never know ‘cos the rain washes the tears away…
      I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Winter days, we take what we can get in sunshine. But I must say, 15 minutes is not very much time, so I’m glad you stay alert to the opportunities, pc. Wonderful photos. My best to you for a weekend of sunshine, but also good books and great beer.


    1. Thanks, Jet! Not a weekend of sun – maybe an hour?! – but winter is still there to be enjoyed with the aid of decent rain gear, and a dog who has to get out!
      I hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  4. Love the photos and I usually love any excuse to enjoy a good book, but I was more than a little disappointed in our five minutes of sunshine this weekend! Harper wondered what in the world she did to deserve a walk in the rain and the weather and football scores are already taking a toll on the optimistic vibes! I’m going to have to begin thinking of this time as Baileys/Books season for a more optimistic viewpoint and hope your Beer/Books season is a fantastic one!!


    1. Thank you! I think our rainfall has likely topped yours, and with an hour of sun earlier this afternoon, we topped the five minutes you got! I hope Harper doesn’t have to get too used to rainy walks…
      Sport has not been very rewarding this weekend, but I guess I can stop plotting Everton’s path to the FA Cup final now, and spend more time worrying about relegation instead!
      Enjoy your week ahead!

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  5. Brr sounds chilly. We need some of your cool temperatures and rain over here PC. Enjoy those blue skies when they come. Amazing how they lift our spirits. Cheers


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