A Ray Worth Celebrating

Since moving to Berlin in March, I have experienced a wide array of weather conditions. It started out cold and heavy jacket worthy, and then soon moved into one of the most beautiful springs I’ve had in a while. Trees and flowers bloomed, green sprang up all around the city, people were roaming the streets content in the sunshine.

Then about midway through June something changed. The weather in Berlin started to take a downward turn, giving us some days at 85 degrees and others at 50. I thought this was manageable so long as the 85 and sunny days were mixed in intermittently. But for about the last month (or more) I have found myself always with an umbrella and rain coat in hand, (and plenty of plastic bags and paper towels for when I come to work on bike.)

Berliners call it crazy, it’s never been this bad, they don’t know what’s happening. My colleagues call it climate change. And I call it depressing! 1 month of neverending rain, well that is not actually accurate, since it is just rain everyday, but not for the entirety of the day. There may be 1 hour of bright hot sunshine sprinkled in to 20 minutes of torrential downpours. It is truly just crazy and unpredictable. Even when the weather says 20% chance of rain and bright sunshine, you are bound to wake up to raindrops on your patio, or to get heavily sprayed at lunchtime

So with this crazy weather in mind, and a forecast claiming gray skies and rain all weekend, I managed to snap this beautiful and serene shot while at Tiergarten Park in Western Berlin last weekend. It was as though the rain was never threatening, and sunshine was abound for the true summer season.

A gorgeous day in Tiergarten

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