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Expat wanderer

“You’ve Brought the Sunshine!”

As I was running errands in my old home town, people kept exclaiming on the weather, and they would say “You’ve brought the sunshine!”

They would say the same when I would come in from Kuwait and Qatar. I’ve forgotten just how grim and grey Seattle can be in the midst of January. When I arrived, I drove in a cold, steady drizzle; I’d forgotten how much fun it is to drive in the rain . . . . especially on the narrow lanes of Seattle’s freeway with water sheeting off the big trucks rushing to make their deliveries with 300 miles or so yet to go. No, I prefer the sunshine.

The first glimpse we had of sunshine was early in the morning, as the sun came up and turned the mountains pink:

Later in the day, the light changed and everything went gold:

I guess this little guy just wanted to get in my photo, and it tickles me that a part of him did:

January 20, 2011 - Posted by | Beauty, Living Conditions, Seattle, Travel, Weather


  1. As far as I’m concerned, the sunshine can stay. I’ve been very happy with the warm(er) January.

    Comment by Suwannee Refugee | January 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. so beautiful! I hear its supposed to be sunny through the weekend – enjoy, enjoy! Its been pretty dark and gloomy for the past two months – no fun, even when not driving!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. You are so right, Suwannee! I’m beginning to appreciate Pensacola; even when it gets cold – and it really does, colder than Seattle – the sun comes out almost every day. 🙂

    I don’t know, Little Diamond . . . it looks pretty grim again today, two days of drizzle and gloom . . . Seattle in January.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 21, 2011 | Reply

  4. Stunningly beautiful ! The second picture/view is amazing with the mountain emerging out of the clouds. Seattle, Vancouver are cities I would love to visit one day, mountains and sea blending in with beauty.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife | January 25, 2011 | Reply

  5. LOL, Isa, all the other days were grey and grim and rainy . . . Go in the summer, or early Fall!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2011 | Reply

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