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May 23, 2013

It looks like rain….


It has been a wet spring with an especially wet May so far where a couple of weekends have effectively been rained completely out as far as garden work goes. We’ve been under some level of drought conditions for several years now, so any level of rainfall at any time should be welcomed and appreciated. It is appreciated (I promise),although it does tend to make me more than a little stir crazy when the spring calendar is flying by and I’m inside watching the puddles form out back.

How much so?

Eventually it gets to the point where I pull on my Zartic* boots, grab my camera and umbrella and head out. (*Industrial “Wellingtons”, locally referenced as “Zartic” boots as at one time workers from a local chicken processing plant could be seen walking about the west part of town in them. Yes, yuck.)

The results? Not much worth showing or keeping until the rain dripping on Lizzie’s steps catches my eye.

Below I present the entire productivity I managed to generate on a recent waterlogged May Sunday:








Frighteningly, the lyrics to a song from 1993 song pop into my head as I am finishing this post:

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain,
I like watchin’ the puddles gather rain.
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view but it’s not sane.
It’s not sane.

(Blind Melon, “No Rain” 1993)

Is it?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2013 7:28 am

    Of all your postings this is one of my favorite. What kind of camera do you have?

    • May 23, 2013 7:31 am

      Thanks! Nikon 5100 set on the “speed” setting typically meant for capturing moving subjects.

  2. Dailey permalink
    May 23, 2013 7:49 am

    Pretty impressive!

  3. Erich permalink
    May 23, 2013 8:39 am

    Very cool pics!

  4. literate permalink
    May 23, 2013 2:47 pm

    I definitely like Winnie the Pooh better than Blind Melon!

    • May 23, 2013 3:14 pm

      Don’t be a hater….

      • not a hater permalink
        May 24, 2013 10:42 am

        I’m not a melon-hater. I wish you’d grow some melons and bring me one or two. Just sayin’ that song got played too much on the radio, and that kid in the bee costume always made me uncomfortable.

  5. May 23, 2013 7:46 pm

    Wow, how hard is that rain to make such huge splashes? The photos are fantastic, hooray for rain (we’re finally getting a bit after another looooong dry spell) but I imagine a sunny break wouldn’t hurt.

    • May 23, 2013 8:25 pm

      Actually they aren’t that big, we just miss seeing this in the 1/50th of a second they exist. This was Lizzie’s porch roof dripping onto the steps; they are cupped slightly so the shallow hint of a puddle gave the splatter some body.

  6. May 24, 2013 9:42 am

    It’s true what they say. There is beauty in everything… Lovely pics. 🙂

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