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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Don't forget your umbrella!

Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.
Pepper Giardino
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Rain falling on the Midway at the University of Chicago, Hyde Park, in the summer of 2006, my last summer there. I took this photo from the law library looking northwest toward the city.

Another rainy day in Washington, D.C. last March. About l/4 of Erica and her umbrella can be seen as we wandered in Georgetown while she was on spring break. The photo below is a small rain washed garden between buildings.

ABC Wednesday, Round 3, has reached the letter 'R' this week. For more interesting R photos, visit Mrs Nesbitt here.

21 comments:

richies said...

I know rain is necessary, but it always makes me a little blue
An Arkie's Musings

Leslie: said...

I love the brick sidewalk there. And that gate looks gorgeous.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Ah, yes, rain... that's a good one! I love how you captured it on the glass! And it really makes the sidewalk brick color stand out so brightly!
Nice post!

~Michele~

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

I like this quote. I own several umbrellas! Also the anthuriums below are gorgeous. And thanks very much for visiting my Begonias photo on Flowers for Today last week. I really appreciate it. Sara

photowannabe said...

Nice shots of the rain. I don't mind it if I have my umbrella. I finally found mine.

Cloudia said...

I love the rain. We have 'wintry' and windy weather with a bit of rain here in Waikiki today. Clean and wonderful & cozy! Aloha-
Anturiums! from Hawaii?

Rose said...

Great quote! I think rain is a matter of attitude--it can be a welcome respite when you've been without it so long.
Love that last photo with the gate.

raf said...

This is great ABC post, Nonizamboni! Makes me happy. Makes me feel warm and cozy, but then, it's what so many of us up here in the Great Northwet with webbed feet warm to. :)
Truly, I like all three shots....and I couldn't think of a good R for today.

Suz Broughton said...

I love the rain. We haven't had any in Orange County yet this Fall. These photos made me want the rain to come even more!

earthlingorgeous said...

Rain, can't do with or without it. Sometimes I love it sometimes I don't. Great photos!


Earth

Liz said...

I did rain too! But your photos are much more attractive. The Washington street looks just like I imagined - or have seen in West Wing!

RuneE said...

That was the one I forgot top choos myself - we get two metres of it!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your rain shots! And thepavement looks so shiny with rain on it!

I too chose rain for R, but played with some collage effects!

babooshka said...

I do like the rfelcetions you get from the falllen rain. My camera doesn't like moisture but I just love the look like these.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I'm always waiting for a downpour.

i beati said...

i always find all rain so soothing sandy

Aileni said...

You have made Rain look attractive.

Dragonstar said...

Very lovely photos. That last one is perfect.

Neva said...

What a great rain mood picture! Love the rain on the window-at least I hope it is not your camera!

Bear Naked said...

Even though rainy days are usually gloomy, your photographs are a lovely reminder that there is beauty on a rainy day also.
Great shots.


Bear((( )))

Granny Smith said...

We welcome rain this year in California. We need it our reservoirs and on parched forest where wildfires rage.
I love your first photo were the raindrops on the window give me cozy feeling of being warm and dry inside.