Transylvania County averages more rain per year than any other county in NC. In fact, parts of our county are designed as temperate rain forests. We average nearly 80 inches of rain annually, even more in parts of the county. We do have years of drought, but this year our rainfall is a bit above average. For the past week we have had rain showers almost every afternoon. They are scattered showers and come in bursts, leaving high humidity behind. The rivers are up and the forests are lush with green.
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We have a sunflower that blooms all year long. Even in the rain. It is a medallion made for us by one of our WI neighbors. She is a periodontist and stained glass work is one of her hobbies. She finds it relaxing and it helps maintain manual dexterity she needs for her occupation. We find it beautiful and welcome especially on rainy days.
The perpetually blooming flower
Wherever you are, I hope you are getting just the right amount of rain. As the poet said, "let it rain."