When it rains it pours, especially in the Northwest. An umbrella is essential for the fashionista because we both know you won't be sportin the parka with a hood in the spring. I got to thinking the other day, why do you see so many boring black umbrellas everywhere. A beautiful umbrella makes you happy no matter how dreary the weather is. When you see a beautiful umbrella it makes you smile doesn't it? It's like a breath of fresh air and a reminder that there is beauty in the unpleasant things in life. If everyone got a pretty umbrella it would create a garden of color and variety. I challenge you, my readers to find a fun umbrella this spring.