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it's raining, it's pouring

We live in Southern California. Sunny Southern California. And I love it, really I do. But when October comes around and it's still 90 degrees and you've worn flip flops for 8 months in a row, I start to get a little homesick for Fall. Beautiful, crisp, lovely Fall.

When I saw the forecast this week called for rain, I was secretly excited. Rain! And temperatures below 70! I may not have the brisk autumn chill of New York, or the beautiful trees that lined our block in Brooklyn with their orange and yellow leaves... but I do have a little rain. And a reason to wear jeans, and close toed shoes, and maybe even a sweater!

And a three year old so thrilled she can finally fit into her ladybug rain boots that she actually danced her way through the puddles in our backyard all afternoon. Bring on the pumpkins and the apple cider, Fall has arrived!

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I know how you feel, I wait anxiously for fall all throughout summer and now that it is here i'm not so sure, love the rain as long as I'm indoors, love the colors of the trees and the falling leaves until it's time to rake them off the lawn..
But it's true, I could never dream of trading all the four lovely seasons we get here to one long hot summer. Sorry for the little tirade.. glad you and your little girl enjoyed the rain. The last photo is priceless.

10.20.2009 | Unregistered Commenterhena tayeb

HI! Just found your blog via Lindsay Cheney's blog - and am so excited to see another SoCal'er!

I'm so with you - so sick for fall - Pasadena has so many beautiful trees around, that are just DYING to change colors. sigh....that's why we pay the big bucks to live here, right?

Love your blog - can't wait to read more!


10.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Love the photo! She looks so happy! I live in Seattle, so I'm definitely getting my fill of rain. Maybe someday I'll be in sunny southern Cali. :)

10.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

where did you find those adorable boots?
my 5 yr old niece loves lady bugs and must try to find her a pair of those.
the photo of her putting them on is so cute.

10.22.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonya B

Love it!

10.22.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

She's literally jumping for joy! I love it! It's raining here in Vancouver, so all of our gorgeous multi-hued leaves are now soggy. Does that make you feel a little bit better? :)

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