the forecast for the next five days is rain, rain, lightening, lightening, lightening! i am so freaking excited about this (just so long as we can fly in).
I LOVE EXTREME WEATHER!!!!!
i found this picture of lightening over the Mumbai skyline on a National Geographic website; it was part of a photo contest in 2012 and taken by Shannon Ellsworth. hopefully they won’t mind that i borrowed it to emphasize the beauty i am looking forward to!!
i just wanted to note the fact that we will be in Mumbai during this year’s monsoon season. apparently they start almost like clockwork, and this year they started a few days early, just a few days ago. judging how hot it was when we were there early in May, and also by the various blog posts i have found describing the first rains this year, new life is springing forth everywhere and people’s moods have changed with the freshness. apparently people do get grumpy because the rains cause train delays and traffic jams, but it’s a better temperature and it’s not so dusty and overwhelmingly hot. i have got my phone set to show me the weather in a few places, including Mumbai, and i have happily noticed that thunder and lightening storms are often predicted (three days this week!!!!). living in the Lower Mainland we rarely get any of these, and i am EXTREMELY excited about this!
anyone who knows me, knows i love the rain, and especially when it’s warm outside and i get ridiculously excited about storms. i ensured that we got hubby a rain coat and that both of us will bring some sort of plastic shoes.
8 days today is our planned trip, and judging by how i am feeling today, this is just the start of my excitement.
i will let you all know when i have our visas in hand.