Tuesday, October 5, 2010

After the rain


Good Morning! 
I "finally" have some weather to talk about.  That might seem funny to you, but when everyday is blue and sunny and hot, a few clouds and rain makes for conversation around the water cooler here. 
I took most of these photos after a nice but all too brief rain the other day.  It's strange here how some parts of town are nearly drowning in a down pour, and other parts get a sprinkle or two.  I won't complain however, it was a much needed rain. :-)


Heavy clouds, something we don't really get to see here that often, so the sky wasn't going to escape my camera this time.  ( I changed this to sepia tone for a more intense effect. )



Yes, I actually took a photo of the ground.  While enjoying the freshness of the air after the rain, I noticed how the wet stones in the courtyard reflected the light. 


Everything in the garden seemed to wake up. 



Even the dead leaves seemed to want to take the stage one last time. 


So, while I was wishing for more rain I'm thankful for what we did receive.  The sky was different, and it was a nice change, and made for a more interesting, colorful sunset, and I like that. :-)




Well, it's sunny and blue again today!  At least the triple digits are finally over and we are experiencing cooler, more enjoyable temperatures. 
As I write this post, the window is open and the fresh air feels good.  I hear the birds out there enjoying it too. :-)
I hope you are having a nice day in your part of the world! 

See you soon...
Becca

20 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Yes, when we lived in Arizona it was blue skies every day. We did talk about the heat a lot though. Unbearable.

Great photos!

Di

Ashley Sisk said...

Wow Becca - these shots are beautiful. Seriously.

andrea creates said...

it's gotten sunny and a bit warmer here today too-thankfully, as i just wasn't quite ready for crisp weather!
your photos are fabulous:)

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Becca! I'm remember in Sacramento, how good it felt when the rain finally returned... and I never take it for granted here in Minnesota either~ I love rainy days...

Diane said...

Beautiful photos, Becca.
Hugs, Diane

Pamela said...

Beautiful photos Becca and i love how you captured the rain drops on the leaves. It's nice to hear how happy you about the rain. Where i come from everyone just moans and groans when it is raining. Which is too bad since we get awesome thunderstorms
there. Here on the island there is no lightning or thunder storms!! It's like a different country and i tell everyone they must experience (thunderstorm) it at least once in their lifetime!

I love the cobblestone photo too!!
Pamela xo

Alina said...

Dear Becca, I can't say enough about your photos. I really can't! These are particularly gorgeous. Glad to hear you are now able to open the windows. Our side of the world is becoming golden and cooler. I can't wait for the big color explosion! Have a great day XO

fanciliciousfairylands said...

Truly, truly gorgeous photos!...they give me a sense of calm yet inspiration! Thank you!

justine said...

these are absolutely beautiful shots, what a great series - the elements are all there, I love the water droplets and all evoke such a wonderful feeling of autumn and rain.

Katy Noelle said...

Becca, this post makes my heart beat faster! You've got just what I love about rainstorms! Also, your colors are so lush and beautiful. I think that, not only is it fun to visit you but, also, very good for me! =] Beautifully atmospheric!

I love what you came up with for your Scavenger Hunt Sunday, too!! =]

Love, Katy

Linda Robinson said...

WOW.. your picture look wonderful as usual.. I just love the one you took from the ground of your bricks.. Very cool.. But really I love all of them..

HOpe you have a wonderful day...

Hugs, Linda

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

As always, your photos take my breath away. I heard that there was a huge and spectacular storm that crossed your state last night.

Dorian Susan said...

Really gorgeous images Becca. I love your shallow DOF shots....they're remarkable. Not a fan of rain, but after many sunny days-I know it can be welcome. Thank you for sharing.

lisa said...

These are all so lovely.

Jillayne said...

Beautiful pictures Becca - again! I love storms and rain and wind and we get some pretty good ones around here although this summer it was just rain alone most of teh time. A good thing really as lightning in the summer here always starts fires. I am glad you finally have cooler weather - I know you have been looking forward to it!

Becky Shander said...

Wonderful photos, and I especially love the sky ones (something about light coming through clouds really speaks to me.)

lilylovekin said...

Love all of your shots but especailly the ones of the droplets of rain on the leafs. Beautiful. I'm enjoying ART and SOUL. You should try it some time it is wonderful.

GardenofDaisies said...

I especially loved your raindrop photos!!

Catherine said...

These photos are terrific! I love them. I especially like the dried leaf with the water droplets. Awesome!

xo Catherine

Linda said...

You're a great photographer Becca ....these are very special. Love the way you captured the rosebud; so soft and romantic.