Though the official end of summer doesn’t occur until near the end of September, today Vancouver got a head start on autumn. Not only did it rain today but it rained more than any day in August in all of recorded history for the city. It was as if the weather deities knew it was the end of the month and they weren’t about to fool us into thinking summer was still around. It rained and rained today. It was so torrential that a leak sprung in the ceiling at work near where I get my hot water for my tea.

Next week, kids will return to school, university students will start to get sleep-deprived, and traffic will get heavier along the roads. Not to mention that the days will get shorter, the temperatures will start to drop, and the rains will come more often. For all the things I enjoy about Vancouver, autumn is not one of them.

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