Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the Reign of Rain


Earlier today, I thought about sharing with you a sunny, summery fountain, lake or stream picture from Bend, Oregon, for Watery Wednesday. However, late this afternoon the high desert skies turned ominously dark. This is what most people here call "bad"weather. In defense of rain, I find it exciting, invigorating and it cleans up the dusty, pollen-filled air. Having lived much of my life on the Oregon Coast, I am accustomed to long spells of clouds, wind and rain and consider inclemency, in part, normal "good" weather. Feeling quite contented by this fortunate turn in the weather, I gazed out my kitchen window and was happy to see the pine tree on my deck showering. I knew when the downpour stopped, its needles would be glistening with silvery droplets as emblems of renewed energy. I looked forward to breathing and savoring the fresh moist air and, through this picture, I invite its sensation to you.

15 comments:

Carletta said...

Hi Lee,
The love the shot and really like that you presented it in B&W - although it could be that dark naturally. :)
There's nothing like a walk in the rain.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

tapirgal said...

This is really great. I love pix through rainy windows, and this is a dandy. I also like the way you talk about "good" and "bad" weather. I happen to agree with that! In Colorado when it was 110 out, the weather people on TV would always say what a beautiful day it was, and when it finally rained, they'd act like we should all be sad about it! Crazy! I like the B&W effect here, although I know you took it in color. It came out really well.

Marie Reed said...

What a gorgeous writing style you have! I was quite captivated by your storm!

Robin said...

It's a great shot and you've got a great outlook. Me, I just complain, loudly, about the rain. Not easy to do when you live in a country that desperately needs and glorifies each drop. Lucky for me it doesn't rain at all for six months of the year, and not actually all that much during the other six.

addicted to life said...

garbage had few years ago a very nice song: I'm only happy when it rains :)
I love rainy days - stay at home, feel warm and listen to the rain...
nice foto !

Regina said...

Cool and great shot.

Prospero said...

It's particularly the aftermath of a rain that heightens my senses. I like this photo, too.

jaz said...

right back at you on this one! i LOVE rain and cool gloomy weather. it energizes me. i hate hot sunny weather. i am part welsh so it must be in my genes!

jaz said...

hey...thanks for visiting by blog and the nice comments! you live in my favorite part of our country. i've spent a lot of time in the san juan islands! joyce

srp said...

As long as the drops are not too big or the wind too strong and if there is no hail... then I love to take pictures of flowers after the rain.... unfortunately, our storms last night blew most of my dwarf lily petals off the plant. Lovely rain... nice day for coffee and a good book.

Jacob said...

Terrific photo and your commentary is thoughtful and thought provoking...I find too many cloudy days darken my mood considerably...fortunately, that doesn't happen often in Florida...

But after a hot, sunny spell, there's is nothing like a good rain...and I'm sure you've noticed, not only how everything sparkles, but how much easier is our photography!

tapirgal said...

So you were prophetic. I hear it rained "a bit hard" today, too.

Tammie Lee said...

Nice image, it holds the spirit of the rain.

cieldequimper said...

It's been raining here too steadily and very dark. I like this shot!

Arija said...

I like your shot. To me inclement weather is a prolonged dry spell, rain is life giving and an absolute blessing as no living thing can survive withour water.