Dandelion… Barometres?

I know a little (but not a lot) about dandelions. However, I was confused the other day when it was raining and I came upon this dandelion taking the weather like a champ.

What I thought I knew about dandelions was they would be all fluffy and feathery when the weather was good, and then close up when storms came.

So what was happening to the dandelion I saw? Was my original belief incorrect? Are west coast dandelions more used to the elements since it rains so much here? Was it just not raining hard enough? Was this dandelion a slow learner?

So many questions.

Picture turned out good though.

The View from Here

After a pretty balmy February and March, the skies above my place seem to be permanently stormy.

In a way, I like it. The sky reminds me of a crazy outdoor wedding I attended last September. It was such a great wedding and such intense weather, I now connect every stormy sky to that experience.

However, the realistic and un-whimsical side of me is getting tired of all the rain. And wind. And power flickers. And the cold, damp, dark feeling that follows me everywhere.

Oh, by the way, I took this photo from my balcony. Google earth that!

Now will you believe me when I say the weather was too bad to venture out of Action City?

First rain of the summer and it’s a doozy!

So instead of going into Vancouver and visiting friends while enjoying a local punk (or whatever those kids are calling their crazy music these days) show, I drove 20 minutes, then turned around and went to my brother’s place to watch UFC.

Sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the weather.

Although regrettable. Today it’s not raining, however, so the adventure to Vancouver begins anew!