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Kate’s Favorite Pics

A day of sunshine, followed by a stretch of gray days filled with rain make me wonder if the calendar is playing tricks on me. Throwing on a jacket for my morning walk doesn’t seem right with the first day of summer only a week away!

Even my part-polar bear husband needed a jacket when sitting outside!

We use Piper’s plastic kiddie pool to gauge the rainfall.

The recent rain has caused the rhododendron petals to fall.

Pansies after the rain shower sparkle so prettily.

Drying off Piper after her bath is almost like walking through the rain!