Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Toasting the Solstice alongside Lake Wingra in a torrential downpour

Toasting the Solstice Alongside Lake Wingra in a Torrential Downpour
T and I like to sit on the Edgewater Pier and toast the Solstice as the sun goes down, but that was impossible today. There was no sun. It was starting to rain when T said she thought we should at least have some kind of ritual. It was warm and it wasn't raining all that hard. Why not go down to Lake Wingra and toast the Solstice under an umbrella? We drove down to the lake, but by the time we got out of the car, our umbrellas seemed puny and superfluous. The heavens had opened. We were in the midst of a torrential downpout, coming down almost sideways, with the wind blowing rippling patterns across the surface of the water. Later, we heard that at the peak an inch or more of rain had fallen in just ten minutes. That's what we were standing in. We ran to take cover under the protective, overhanging eaves of Wingra Boats and drank our toast.

Happy Solstice!

2 comments:

Cybergabi said...

But at least your drinks have umbrellas :-)

You should have come to Rotterdam. We witnessed the sunset over the harbor from the 37th floor of an apartment building where we attended an art show opening of a friend.

jjmadison said...

I agree. Glad however, that you did have your annual outdoor toast to solstice and were able to have shelter from the torrential rain.

An inch of rain in ten minutes? Wicked weather for June!