Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rainy Day Blues

For a little background music for this post, you could do worse than listen to this.

I hope no one who reads this is from Vancouver (if you are, you'll be able to relate to this):

A woman was attending a conference in Vancouver. Each morning as she went to catch the bus outside the hotel to go to the conference centre, it was raining. On the third day, it was again raining incessantly as she clutched her umbrella at the bus stop. Exasperated, she turned to a young boy who was also waiting there.

"Young man", she asked, "tell me, does it ever stop raining here ?"

The lad turned to her and said "How should I know, lady. I'm only six !"

Well, apparently we are on our way to setting a rainfall record for April. Now, I don't want to compare our situation at all with those parts of the world where rain is causing serious flooding - it's nothing like that. But - the forecast is calling for more rain, every day through next Monday. Here's hoping that the sun makes a guest appearance before then.


(60mm  f2.8  1/80 sec  ISO100)


23 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

We could stand a good shower.Not because we need the moisture,but to wash all the winter dirt from the lawns.I am so glad that no human is in control of the weather.

Carolyn Ford said...

Hey...you got a great shot on this rainy day!!! Shouldn't that make it a GREAT day!! =)

jasmin said...

Hi Rick, the man can not turn the weather wheel!, here it was a month has no rain, the sun is very hot over Easter and summer, the flowers must be watered,
for a nice holiday weather .....
I have to work in the shop, there is little time
many greetings from Jasmin

Dawn said...

Every where I look today ... it seems lamenting this April's spring weather is occurring. I KNOW how you feel...mine is with snow and ice;)

Your rainy window shot is beautiful, and maybe if the saying is true- those showers will bring a ZILLION May flowers:))

darlin said...

Rick this is a fantastic photo, it makes me want to crawl back into bed, pull the quilts up over me and watch a movie. I just might do that! lol Enjoy your day, stoke the fire and find a good book... isn't that why God made rainy days? ;-)

becky said...

We did get a little rain yesterday, but overall, we are having a very dry season in the southwest... so your rain looks good! Though I do know what it's like to live where it rains & rains. Hope you see the sun soon!

Jeanne Klaver said...

I'm wishing the sun for you. That said, I love the rainy day photo!

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Interesting composition. Rainy days, bad to get out to shoot

CarreraCaballo said...

I cracked laughing, your anecdote is hilarious :-D

Nice pic, very novel-like!

Greetz,


Joseph

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I am loving this picture! I like rainy days, but I'm sure they are getting old for you by now. Here's hoping for sunshine soon!

Leslie said...

Hot and humid here... a bit too hot and humid. I would like an invention that evens out the weather from north to south...

love that window shot.

Michelle said...

Lol about the vancouver story. Hopefully the sun will make an appearance soon. If not, Birds and Blooms is doing a photo contest with the theme "April Showers." Your photos could definitely win!

Saz said...

Your little story made me giggle.. Made my day a bit better.

I love your photo. It is actually really good!

It was meant to be raining here today, but the sun was shining away. (:

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

amazing photo you paired with this post!

I LOVE IT!

have a great day!

mariiana capela fotografia said...

You have allways nice coments. Thank you for your presence in my blog.
I love this picture. I love yhe black and white. I love the rain. I love everything!

Soraia B. said...

Thank you very much!

I love this photo!

Leovi said...

An excellent treatment of light and shadows with a very poetic image.

Rick said...

I hear you, Ruth - can you imagine the battles, no - wars, if people could control the weather ! We'll send you some rain though ;-)

You're right Carolyn - thanks ! ;-)

Danke Jasmin. I've read about your early heat wave, and I hope your spring cools down (a little) and you get some rain. Thank you for visiting, und viele Grüße, Jasmin !

I think our lamentations were heard, Dawn - we were blessed with a lovely day today ;-) Thank you, and my hopes are UP !

S. Etole said...

I like the melancholy look of this ...

Rick said...

Ha ha - that's the way I felt too, Darlene, and I agree about rainy days - great excuse to relax ! Thank you for your nice comment. I hope there's no rainy days in this week for you. or snowy ones !

Thank you Becky for your wish for us - it already came true today !!

Your wish helped us today Jeanne ! And thanks for your nice comment.

Obrigado Fábio ! Yes, best to shoot indoors ;-)

Rick said...

Ha ha Joseph ! In a former life (management) I was responsible for teams of people in a number of locations in Canada and the US - one of the teams was in Vancouver, where it rains. a lot ! I told them this story too ;-) Thanks for your comment - I hope you have a sunny week - I heard it's quite warm there !

Thank you Elizabeth. Everyone's collective wish came true for us today ! ;-)

Thank you Leslie. We actually got one of those hot (well, 86) and humid days here today - wasn't forecasted though.

Thanks so much Michelle - we got some sun today - hooray ! I'll go check out the contest too - thanks for the tip.

Rick said...

Ha, glad you liked it Saz ! And also glad your forecasters were wrong !

Thank you kindly, Betty, and I hope your day was a good one too !

It's always a pleasure visiting your blog, Mariiana - thank you for your visits and comments here. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

You're welcome, and obrigado, Soraia ! Enjoy your weekend !

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Leovi. Have a great weekend, amigo !

Thank you, Susan - it certainly reflected the mood of the day.