Pineapple Express

I swear, my clothes soaked up 20 litres of water two days ago. A consequence caused by a mistake to walk home instead of taking a bus :doh:
West coast of North American continent is affected by meteorological phenomenon called Pineapple Express. I am just not sure why they call it "phenomenon" because people seem to be used to it here. Temperatures are not low, considering a time of year, 6-9C but weather is characterised by times with a lot of rain (up to 100mm per day) and strong winds. It comes in waves, usually one or two days of rain followed by the same period of sunny but windy and cold days. Or so it looks like this year. When there is at least a little bit of sunshine, we go out either for short walk or shopping, sometimes both. When its in rainy phase, we stay at home.
Today it seems like changing to a much better state :happy: It was pouring this morning but now we have sun.

So, why am I still sitting here by a computer instead of being outside? :left:
At least there is someone who enjoys the sun and knows how to appreciate it :happy:

The other day we managed to visit Lynn Canyon, a park near North Vancouver. Photos are here.

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46 Responses to Pineapple Express

  1. Spaggyj says:

    I love your wife's cat :awww:

  2. sanshan says:

    Her name is Cleo and she thanks you. :cat:

  3. gdare says:

    And she haz perty eyez ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. sanshan says:

    I still find it amazing how we go through a few days of constant rain, and then the skies clear miraculously and the whole population is suddenly outside and happy once more. Well, rains are back tomorrow …

  5. claudeb says:

    Nice photos. Lynn Canyon is beautiful. Reminds me of my last visit to Buศ™teni.

  6. Spaggyj says:

    I wanna steal her ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    haz perty eyez

    new spelling here, too? :Dnice photo of Cleo. glad you got some sun! beautiful scenery all around you.

  8. gdare says:

    San, now I can understand why people in Vancouver leave everything and go out to enjoy the sun – when clouds clear :DFelix, Buศ™teni is in Karpatian mountains? Looks like Gorski Kotar in Croatia to me :up:Kimmie :no:Jill, it is lolcat spelling ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. claudeb says:

    Darko, yes it is, and now I want to go to Gorski Kotar. ๐Ÿ˜› Too bad I can't meet you there anymore.

  10. gdare says:

    Well, I will be there occasionally but it is hard to predict when and for how long :left:

  11. Stardancer says:

    We're having the same weather patterns here. But that stands to reason, since North American weather moves from northwest to southeast (generally), and I'm southeast of you. I suspect that it is all considerably warmer when it gets to us, though.:DIt's fun seeing how different things are in a different place, isn't it?:smile:

  12. gdare says:

    Star, exactly. In Belgrade I was used to dense fog every November and Koshava wind during winter. I was talking with my brother this morning, he told me fog is still there ๐Ÿ˜€ only this time they are having unusually dry season, he is afraid they will have electric power restrictions (blackouts). When daily temperatures drop below 0C, this is not something you are looking forward to :left: On the other hand, there was 60+mm of rain in Vancouver two days ago :ko:

  13. Abbacus says:

    Soon, the snows will come! ๐Ÿ˜†

  14. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    lolcat spelling

    lolCleo spelling? :whistle:

  15. rose-marie says:

    I've never heard the expression Pineapple Express before, but I'll agree that several days of continuous rain sounds like a good reason to stay at home, well tucked into a blanket! :up:

  16. gdare says:

    Abbacus, what it looks like in Oregon now? If I remember, you are in Oregon… or Washington :left:Jill, something like that :lol:Rose, and that was exactly what we did on Saturday :zzz: But yesterday was sunny and nice and I took a long walk in downtown Vancouver. They said it will be raining today again, but we will see. How was it in Norway, I've heard you had a major storm two days ago? :left:

  17. edwardpiercy says:

    Rain is just pathetic, wanna-be snow. :p

  18. qlue says:

    Try constant pain interrupted once in seven days by between four to eight hours of sun. :p .

  19. Abbacus says:

    Washington mostly, but the ZigZag, Oregon area is really home for me. It's all rain and fog here at low elevations right now but fairly heavy snow is falling on Mount Hood and the ski season is off to a healthy start. I'm guessing we'll all have some good snow this year in the Pacific Northwest….at least I hope so. For me, generous winter snow is much like a fine quilt lovingly made by a favorite grandmother. Covering the worlds brokenness and the crass imperfections of concrete and steel with a sweet calm; bringing quiet order to the broken patchwork of necessary urbanism. And, of course, it covers the litter!

  20. Stardancer says:

    :lol:It snowed in Arkansas yesterday and last night, in the northeast areas. Melted fairly quickly, but snow it did.:yes:

  21. rose-marie says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    How was it in Norway

    Indeed. The west coast was hit pretty bad, but we never noticed anything in Oslo. I do wonder how the family house on the west coast coped, though… I don't think anybody has been there lately.More storms coming this way now, but still – no snow :hat:

  22. gdare says:

    Originally posted by Abbacus:

    And, of course, it covers the litter!

    My first thought, actually :PAadil, I think I lost you now :left:Ed, :lol:Star, I told San that I am doing pretty well in this severe Canadian winter :whistle: She laughed :left:Rose, you seem to be happy for still-no-snow situation :left: I thought all northerners adore snow and live in igloos :whistle:

  23. rose-marie says:

    Igloos are the only thing that keep the polar bears out :up:

  24. Furie says:

    So pineapple express has nothing to do with people throwing mouldy pineapple at productions of Starlight Express that they're not enjoying? :coffee: You learn something new everyday.You know those things that you just assume you know what they are and then later find out that you didn't know what they were and instead had an insane vision for it? Yeah, turns out Pineapple Express was one of mine. I also thought Halal was a certain set of meats along the same lines as Kosher and that Ambulance cars are scouts that drive around looking for trouble that hasn't been called in. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  25. gdare says:

    Rose, so this is true!!! :eyes:Mik ๐Ÿ˜† now I will remember that whenever I see ambulance cars around :doh:

  26. Mickeyjoe-Irl says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    meteorological phenomenon called Pineapple Express. …characterised by times with a lot of rain (up to 100mm per day) and strong winds.

    In Ireland it's called winter. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. gdare says:


  28. bentrein says:

    I see PineApple Express and I think of this… :lol:Good luck staying dry!

  29. gdare says:

    Hm, it has a good rating, maybe I should look for that in library :cheers:Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. SittingFox says:

    BC coast winter weather – well, they call it the "wet coast" for a reason ๐Ÿ˜‰ So much rain, and there is even more where I was staying on the northwest of Vancouver Island. Fortunately, the sun does reappear sometimes! :)Have you developed a Canadian accent yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. gdare says:

    Originally posted by SittingFox:

    Have you developed a Canadian accent yet?

    I am trying, but San prefers my sexy Serbian accent ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. L2D2 says:

    Down here, we have either el nino or la nina, which pretty well controls the weather in Texas. It has caused the drought we've had in Texas for the last year and half. It has drizzled rain here the last two days but it has been a very long time since we had a rain that lasted this long and dropped enough moisture to make any difference in low, low water levels. Go for explanations of these situations.

  33. Dacotah says:

    Great photos Darko.

  34. gdare says:

    Linda, somehow I missed your comment. Well, it seems that PE is stopped right now because we are having a nice weather for about a week now. Today is bad bud next few days will be sunny, as they've said on TV :left: :happy:Carol, thanks :up:

  35. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. studio41 says:

    DarkoAge: 42Sex: MaleCountry: CanadaMember since: May 2006I just noticed this change ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. gdare says:

    Jill ;)But even though I changed location to Canada, I still have some comments on European times. But it will synchronise soon I think ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. raniakasim says:

    fantastic clear weather , that pussy cat knows how to choose the suitable medal for her fure .

  39. gdare says:

    Thanks Rania. How are you doing?

  40. qlue says:

    We're have a very wet year Darko. :p .Mik, interesting observation. :left: ."Halaal" is generally used in reference to restaurants, butcher shops and various food products, so It's a perfectly logical assumption. Of course, "Kosher" also doesn't quite mean what most people think it means. ๐Ÿ™„ .

  41. raniakasim says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    How are you doing?

    not bad ,thanks Darko Merry chirstmace and happy new year my friend :wizard:

  42. gdare says:

    Thanks Rania. Happy New Year to you too :hat:In case you won't be able to be on line in following days ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. AnitaMargita says:

    Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. gdare says:

    Happy New Year, Ana :cheers:

  45. L2D2 says:

    Hope you and San had a great Christmas and will have a fabulous year in 2012. Love you.

  46. gdare says:

    Thank you, Linda :happy:

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