|Photo: Rebecca Johnson REGATTA|
Someone called to see if Rebecca would volunteer at the Regatta today -- "We just need someone to read the numbers over the microphone and announce where we are in the programme."
I could see by the slump in her shoulders that being at the Regatta at 8 am in a volunteer capacity wasn't the way she was wanting to spend the day.
This was even more so last night, when The Three Penny Opera didn't end until 11:30 pm. That is the problem when a musical is still under copyright and there are restrictions on its performance.
Had the sun been shining, things may have also been different but you can see the clouds are behind the hills and the sun only comes out between the rain that falls lightly, and then heavily.
I thought a Regatta was a promise of a sunny day, flags flying and concessions selling hot dogs and popcorn.
As you can see, none of that is so. A good part of the day is that she can wear the new rain boots she purchased, Chilcohtin in design, red and black -- works of art even though they are meant to take ones feet through the mud and rivulets that are everywhere.
The rain is making the grass so green in Victoria. I get up every morning believing that there will be snow. That is not the case. Here, a welcome surprise to me,the yards are always green and today, the regatta is wet.