February is the warmest winter month of winter in Seattle.
February is historically the driest winter month in Seattle.
The only month that can contain no full moon is February the last time this happened was 1999 and the next time it will happen is 2018
The month we today call February has only been called such for about 100 years, it was first known as Feverell later it was renamed and known as Februeer.
The first groundhogs day took place February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
The Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time on February 1st, 1790
oh yeah RIP Queen Anne Easy Street
So this morning on my walk to my bus stop I couldn’t help but wish that I had my camera. There have been many other times I have wished such a thing but, to be honest, I can’t remember a time I wished to have my camera with me more than I did this morning and I shall tell you why.
As I walked along the rain dampened pavement in my old worn pink floral Docs I couldn’t help but be utterly amazed by the almost unreal image before me. For a majority of my walk I’m presented with the ever changing view of the Puget sound and the Olympic mountains in all their beauty and majesticness. This view, taking into account that it isn’t obscured by rain, fog or other visually imperative weather conditions, is quite amazing but this morning for the fist time in what seemed to be quite some time the majesties of the Pacific Northwest had crawled out if their gray bed of clouds. Today they decided that they would emerge ready for their close up. They had powdered their face so that the contrast created by the shadows was quite striking, the mountain peaks were bathed in the pink light of the morning sun who only seemed to have eyes for the mountains. Some of the mountains were sporting a necklace of gray clouds and others seemed to be posed behind the backdrop of waves of gray and white clouds. The sun light that covered the peaks did only that. Leading up to the peaks was a very flat layer of light gray clouds that contraseded the ruggedness of the young mountains and adding to the amazingness of the scene of the day.
Ahhhh it almost feels like fall in Seattle! Finally! Honestly, I’ve been waiting for this to happen for such a long time! See, I’m one of those people who likes the fall weather to start around the start of the school year. By the time mid September roles around I would like to have broken out the rain boots already and by mid October I expect to see the first frost of the year. Sadly, Seattle isn’t living up to its reputation of being the rainy city this fall. We haven’t hardly gotten any rain and its really starting to annoy me rather alot… I hate the fact that basically every other state has gotten rain this fall but Washington… I NEED MY RAIN AND GRAY AND GLOOM!!!!! I’m a Seattleite and you know what we Seattleites are especially good at? Complaining. That’s right, we are the best complainers around. We complain about it being too cold, too rainy, too hot, too sunny, too snowy, too cloudy, too windy and recently we have been complaining about it being too dry…
See, I like to think of my self as a true Seattleite. I LOVE the rain and the wind and the clouds of Seattle! I also like being an urbanite that is only a few hours drive away form the out doors. So, essentially, this is my post complaining about the current weather pattern in Seattle. Oh and just one more thing, when it did rain for like a few seconds in early September I did spin around and dance a bit in the rain… Yeah, I’m THAT cool…
Story of my life…
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