Have you heard of the Puget Sound Convergence Zone?
Northwest winds in the upper atmosphere are split by the Olympic Mountains…
…then re-converge over Puget Sound, just north of Seattle, where we live. This causes updrafts, which can lead to “more active weather.”
Like rain, even when it’s sunny in Seattle.
Or snow, when a few miles south or even just down the hill, there is none.
I don’t mind. When the temperature dips below freezing, our fuchsia baskets come live in our purple bathtub.
The hummingbirds are always happy when the flowers come back from their holiday, especially when so many of their local diners close for the winter.
Our house is also a convergence zone, with kids blowing in like the Chinook Winds, to warm up the house from the inside out.
This last week we had long lost cousins dropping in.
Not to mention other friends and relatives with whom we broke bread, shared the glow of the twinkle lights…
…and saved the world.
Wherever you are, no matter what weather Ma Nature throws at you…
…you can always create your own little weather system.
All words and images c2014 Naomi Baltuck.