City folk run inside at the first raindrop. In Idyllwild, no one bats an eye at a powerful thunderstorm. I recently enjoyed lunch with a friend at Nature’s Wisdom. We were on the deck at a table under an umbrella. The sky ripped open and the downpour began. We continued our conversation with the umbrella for protection while everything around us was drenched. A bit later, the sky cleared and we went our separate ways to the heady scent of earth, pine and rain.

Gina Genis
Pine Cove/Laguna Hills

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