Saturday, May 21, 2016

Still Life with Robin: How to Weather the Next Few Days

Photo by By Kok Leng, Maurice Yeo via Wikimedia Commons
by Peggy Robin

A few days ago The Capital Weather Gang officially declared this May the Worst Ever for DC Weather [] and if the standard for bad weather is overall dreariness, who can disagree? We had a record 15-day unbroken streak of rain, followed by a few days of sun mixed with clouds, and then back to rain, rain, and more rain. And then a little break this afternoon and evening, which will be followed by still more rain on Sunday continuing into Monday.

If you can wait until Tuesday, here’s the good news:

By Wednesday it will be both sunny and hot, possibly in the 80s, but by Thursday or Friday it will be wet again – though by then there will be nothing to do but try to live with it as best we can. And I can think of no better way than this:

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and All Life Is Local on Saturdays.


  1. I can’t find anyone who agrees with me, but this is the prettiest spring I’ve experienced in my many years in DC. The trees, shrubs, and grass all look fabulous, and the flowers are gorgeous and lasting an unusually long time. My garden is so happy. The sky is not so pretty, but everything else is.

  2. Here's a follow-up from The Capital Weather Gang explaining "the worse May ever" :