3 Things About P-D Rain

22 November 2022 – There are surely many more things to know about seriously pissing-down rain, but here is your starter’s kit of three.

1 – In Nature

The Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) still deserves its nickname.

2 – In Shops

The doorway umbrella stand is chock-full.

3 – In Pedestrians

Here you have to take my word for it. As we cross paths on the sidewalk — splish-splosh in our wellie-boots, zipped up in our Seriously Waterproof Coats — we wrinkle our noses at each other in amusement.

“Isn’t this the silliest weather ever?” our noses ask each other, and we beam agreement as we walk on by.

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  1. We have P-D freezing rain. Yuck. Everything is covered in ice, even the snow. But, at last you are getting some much needed moisture. Good waterproof boots and coats and a trusty brolly are mostly all you need!

    • Freezing rain is the worst, and the worst of the worst is freezing rain on top of snow that has had time to become kicked about and all hills & valleys and then the rain becomes an ice rollercoaster over all of it… nothing even remotely nose-wrinkle amusing about that! good luck

  2. Thanks for teaching me what P-D rain is – I didn’t know that one! Our rains tend to be long and slow rather than intense but lately, we’ve had a few spells of harder rain. I’m glad Vancouverians are civilized enough to carry a rainbow of umbrellas, it’s almost more cheerful than the Euonymus! And wrinkling up noses in agreement seems a far better reaction than some I can think of. 🙂

  3. England has had the wettest November on record


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