The rain brought gorgeous cool weather--put on an extra shirt weather, get out a blanket weather--of the sort that used to have Floridians who could afford it flocking to the mountains in pre-a/c days. It was glorious.
And after Sunday's day long rain and overcast skies, when the sun eventually appeared, arrowing through the trees, it seemed like a revelation. Green was somehow greener, the sky bluer, and the mountains of cumulus clouds whiter.
That's another reason for not having a/c--as long as the hot days don't go on too long, they make us appreciate the cool days all the more.
Contrast is one of the reasons we left Florida--four distinct seasons seemed like a good idea. I hear that Hawaii is in the 70s year-round-- which is admittedly a perfect temperature--but I kinda think it would become boring.
I know, I know--I sound like someone who might hit her head against a wall because of how good it would feel to stop. But still . . .I love the contrasts.