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Looking For Fun With The Rain

Being that I live in the Pacific Northwest it seems my neighbors and I are always looking for ways to make the rainy days more enjoyable.  We’ve got great bookstores, music venues and pretty cool museums.  We live with moisture falling from the sky more often than not and that's all there is to it.  

To look on the bright side, one of the many positives is that you can find the prettiest umbrellas and rain boots in just about every store.  I love the umbrellas that look like giant flowers.  So pretty!  And kids (young and old) can find rain boots that look like ladybugs, frogs, tigers, etc.  Hey, we need to do what we can to perk things up when the skies are grey and the rain feels like it just won't stop.

There's one house accessory I've been seeing that is so cool.  Instead of a typical enclosed gutter downspout, there are new designs called gutter rain chains.  Some designs look like copper flowers that have been stacked and held together with copper chains. The rain drips down through the flowers, down the chain and into your down spout or rain barrel. It's just a perfect design to add a touch of something different for those of us that need to add more fun to our rainy days.

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