Part N of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, where every day this month except Sundays, I'll be talking about things I love - one thing for each letter of the alphabet.
I had to stretch it a little bit to make this fit to the letter N, but it's something I undeniably deeply enjoy.
It's one of those little things that gives me a feeling of peace and happiness. Some people prefer the cold weather, where they get to snuggle up under a blanket by a fire. I much prefer the warmth, with the type of humidity that makes your t-shirt stick to your back. If it's drizzling, that's even better. One of my greatest pleasures in life is a light, humid Summer rain.
One Summer night, my friends and I were on the Gold Coast and there was a thunder storm breaking out. Despite my reservations, my friends convinced me to come with them to sneak into our resort's outdoor pool. On a night that was warm enough to go swimming, we floated around and watched the lightning crack all around us. It's one of the most beautiful things I ever saw. And my friends keep telling me it wasn't as dumb and risky an idea as I think it was.
We're coming into Winter soon in Australia, so I'm going to have to wait another 6 months to get that warm, content feeling again. I guess in the meantime I can enjoy the warm-blanket feel like everyone else.