I just had an idea that I will toss out there and anyone who wants to can run with it.
When I left Florida, I left behind my dearly loved wood burning fire place. Now fireplaces in Florida are mostly for show though a few winter days they are actually functional. Oh how I loved mine and the first coolish day under 70 degrees was incentive enough for a roaring fire. Often I had to turn on the air conditioning to keep from sweating. What we won't suffer for our pleasures.
Then I moved to Arkansas and bought a house that had almost everything I wanted. Sadly there was no fireplace. At first I was OK but then as I enjoyed my first snow, I really missed the flicker, crackle and comfort of a roaring fire.
For me, there is something totally hypnotic about watching a fire. Throw a little soft classical music as background and I am pretty sure you could do minor surgery on me. I do get into it.
Really missing it, I stooped to what some will say is the cheesiest. I got a DVD of a roaring fire to put on my TV. It crackles, dances and even plays classical or Christmas music. Now I don't really zone out like I would on the real thing but it is definitely soothing and comforting. Sometimes, I swear I can actually feel the warmth. So why am I talking about fire in this heat??
When Amber Star of Texas mentioned in her comment on my last post how much pleasure she and her husband had gotten just watching a rain storm on TV, I got the idea. Why not a rain video to sell to our more parched states so they don't forget.
I remember a while back talking to a Texas executive of a mega corporation who stated that once in the middle of a serious meeting, someone ran in shouting “Its raining.” The meeting was immediately adjourned so all could go out to see, hear and smell the rain.
Well a video won't bring that clean smell but the sound and sight of a gentle rain would make a pleasurable video. Rain drops bouncing on the surface of a smooth pond. Water gushing off a roof, clean and fresh. Drenched, happy children dancing through puddles with up turned faces. The sound as it strikes a metal roof. The gray clouds as they tumble lazily cross the sky hiding the blazing sun. Aaah. I personally would have enjoyed that through June and July and a good chunk of August.
Maybe two videos, one gentle and soothing, one more violent and rumbling with a lightning show for those who like to be stimulated.
I have no desire to put one together but if you could use a few extra dollars or have an out of work family member, send them to the Pacific Northwest with a camcorder and umbrella. If you all ready live there, you are sitting on a gold mine. I would make them with a variety of musical backgrounds. Then contact Shark Tank.
I can just hear the "as seen on TV" commercial with a voice over by Sam Elliot. You are welcome to take that idea and do something with it. If you make scads of money, a new car would be a nice thank you:))
Do ya think the heat has gotten to me? We are still in a break now. I am more and more convinced that Mom Nature has actually resumed normal. Just now, it was 66 degrees out side. Almost needed an over shirt to walk Mighty. I do hope your break is here or just around the corner.
Stay cool or if you are in the Northwest, Canada, a cool part of the world, or on some serious mountain---enjoy.