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  1. Very interesting! I can see where I need to apply a lot of these life lessons to my own life. It IS all a matter of perspective! Thank you so much for sharing these lessons from weather with us.

  2. I read your post this morning as I am hoping for semi-promised (40% chance) rain. I understand that it is beyond my power but I’m urging it along anyway. I guess I’m just an optimistic realist about weather 🙂

  3. Christie – great post! This is exactly my current attitude – let the weather be what it is. If I can use non-judgmental adjectives that helps me simply accept it. I also plan my ‘desk work’ and indoor chores around the rainy, stormy weather whenever possible. Given we had 27 degrees and 3 inches of snow on Sunday and we’re at 72 and sunny today — you gotta go with the flow!

    • That is a huge temperature swing, Janet. We have a saying around here, “Don’t like the weather in Utah, wait five minutes.” Of course, that’s not so true right now. Rain every day is our new normal. I like your practice of using non-judgmental adjectives. I’m going to give that a try. Thanks!

  4. Cindy

    I enjoyed this post and the lessons can be applied to so many things besides weather! I also love the pictures.
    My favorite weather is probably 75 and sunny depending on what I’m doing. But I love every season.

  5. Hi Christie – I enjoyed reading your post and photos. The weather has reminded me about impermanence. Nothing lasts forever, good or bad. #MLSTL

  6. I am so “controlled” by the weather but at the same time, I enjoy all kinds and try to revel in it and appreciate each season’s expectations. There certainly are lessons to be learned from weather, Christie and this was a fun, insightful perspective on nature’s gifts! Visiting from #MLSTL

    • Hello Terri. It is so much more pleasant if you can enjoy all different types of weather, rather than wishing for something different. Nature has many gifts. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I like this post very interesting. Our weather has finally changed for the better. It was 70 today and beautiful. Things always seem better when the sun is shining.

  8. Mark Moore

    I love a good storm! Just think about all the great music inspired by rain….there must be something about it that causes to be reflective😉

    • Especially if there is thunder and lightning! I do agree. I hadn’t thought about the connection of rain to music or other creative arts, but I do believe it’s true. Thanks for stopping by and weighing in, Mark.

  9. We’re having a glorious Autumn in Western Australia Christie – but my DIL said yesterday – “I’m so glad the cooler weather is here” and I thought to myself “yep, but in another few months we’ll be wishing for it to be warm again”. That’s why I love that we have seasons – just as you get tired of one type of weather, it’s time for something else. I’d love to be able to attach a pic of what a balmy day it is today – perfect for spending time with our visiting grandgirls – Easter bliss x
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

  10. A great selection of quotes and photos Christie! The weather can affect our moods and at the moment coming into Easter we are having glorious autumnal days with mid 20C temps – so nice 🙂 #mlstl

    • Thanks Debbie. I had fun going through my photos and matching them to the quotes. Your current weather does sound glorious. The weather forecasters are promising us something similar at least for the next couple of days. I’m hoping, but also determined to enjoy whatever I actually get. 🙂

  11. I love the quotes and images! One thing about the weather that I’m not finally coming to grips with is, I can’t do a dang thing about it. I can’t control it no matter how many snow dances I do. Yes, it makes me angry, but that’s just how it is. 😉 Weather here in Delaware is cloudy and 60’s. Supposed to be 80 some tomorrow. Spring has finally arrived which apparently has made my disposition a bit better. Go figure. LOL Great post!

    • It’s amazing how the weather can affect our moods, isn’t it, Bren? Maybe your snow dances got misdirected to Utah, because we certainly received more than our fair share this year!

      • Oh no! Those dances weren’t meant for you. Sorry girly. I love snow but in Delaware we end up getting a few inches at a time. I like to have at least 8″ every time. LOL Whoopsy! Maybe I’ll have better luck next year and you won’t get so much. May have to change up my dance routine too!

  12. I have struggled with a very wet fall, a cold snowy winter and now back to rainy again. The floods we had didn’t help! I appreciate the quotes and the fresh perspective. I need to learn to adjust to whatever the weather is and enjoy it for what it is. Snow makes driving hazardous, but it is beautiful! I do appreciate our varying seasons.

    • It sounds like we are in a similar state–both of weather and of mind–Michele. The sun is shining here today though and I am enjoying it. We’ll see if my new-found wisdom lasts through the next rainy period. 🙂

  13. Hi Christie

    First, let me say, love the mismatched socks. Second, the rainbow photo is absolutely gorgeous! I’m on the central coast in California. We’ve gotten loads of rain this year and FYI next week there’s another storm coming through. When I watch the weather announcements in the evening, I realize the weather we’re having here will soon be moving across the U.S. So I can pretty accurately predict the weather across the plains and into the northeast. Right now, we’ve got some beautiful warm days here in Paradise, so I predict you’ll be seeing some nice temperatures in your area early next week.

    Enjoy
    Laura

    • Thanks for the forecast Laura! You’re probably more accurate than the newscasters. 🙂 That photo is from a canyon in Kauai, Hawaii. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. The photo with the socks was from a Girls on the Run 5k where we got soaked. Thanks for stopping by Laura. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

  14. I love all of these quotes, Christie and what wonderful reminders to be grateful for life despite what type of weather is happening in our life at the moment. We are heading into Winter in Australia but it is very mild where I live. Where I live, the seasons don’t change to significantly. That is why I relish when I visit places that are very cold and snowy because it is a novelty for me. Thank you as always for an insightful post and I hope you enjoy your Springtime. It is always a pleasure to have you join us at #MLSTL. xx

    • Thanks Sue. I had fun matching the photos with the quotes. In truth, I do love having four seasons. I just wish the spring and fall were a little longer. A couple of weeks of winter would suit me fine. 🙂

  15. While I love the days that are 75 and sunny with a light breeze, I can also enjoy a rainy or snowy afternoon where I can curl up and read a book. My hubby is fond of saying, “there’s not any bad weather, there’s just bad wardrobe choices.” These day’s I’m hitting some bad wardrobe choices with the changing weather from day to day – sometimes being too hot, sometimes being too cold. Today was 75 & sunny and frost advisories are in effect next few mornings! No, I don’t live in Utah! 🙂

    • With a forecast like that, you could live in Utah, Pat! 🙂 I took my boots downstairs and brought my sandals up. Since then, yesterday was the first warm day. It’s hard to make good wardrobe choices when you refuse to bring the winter clothes back up! Your husband is a wise man indeed. Enjoy your day–whatever the weather!

  16. We have had months of “if you don’t like the weather, wait 20 minutes!” so I will admit to wishing for a good warm stretch.
    I love the quotes… although I will probably always be hopelessly in love with Spring!

  17. candy

    Some people worry about storm and weather, we just prepare for anything and go with the flow. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop

    • That’s a good philosophy to have Candy, about the weather and anything else outside of your control (which is just about everything except your own actions). Enjoy your weekend–whatever it may bring!

  18. I like the Santayana quote Christie ~ To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” ~George Santayana
    This weekend the forecast was for violent winds and rain along with Tornado warnings. Right now the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful Holy Saturday so the forecast was wrong. I’ll be sharing on FB and Twitter for #MLSTL
    https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/2019/04/12/atozchallenge-april-world-holidays-letter-k/

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