Raindrops on Moss

(click image to enlarge for even greater detail) – By Melanie Reynolds

The rain is finally returning to the Pacific Northwest. I feel as though the land, plants, animals and humans who call this place home can all take a big relaxed breathe of cool air now. This home. This what what home feels like to us. It’s crispy morning air, damp but not humid. That earthy smell of humus makes me think of mushrooms, pumpkins and roasted root vegetables. I love Fall! We are sweaters and jeans people. The style of the Northwest is very casual compared to other areas of the U.S. We’re not sloppy though. Only rarely do I see someone noticeably wearing pajamas to the grocery store. Even then they are often a clean set of relatable, quirky pants and shirt combos.

We take our children into fine dining establishments, pubs and music venues. We want them to share in the best of what life has to offer which for us is often centered around food and friendship. We’re the birthplace of Starbucks, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Lee, Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, and Grunge music (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains to name a few). I moved here for the rain and creative energy. On the other side of the state, where I come from, it’s drier and people spend more time doing than thinking about things. I’d like to believe I’m a balanced blend of both.

What do you like about the environment where you live?

What is your favorite season there and why?

Have a great week Nature-Led Friends!