Rainy Day Rumination

The stock market’s down almost 1900 points. We’re still “sheltering in place”. Translation: Stuck in here.

AND….It’s raining cats and dogs.

Come to think of it being inside right now isn’t so terrible. Can’t say that though about the economy.

Rain rain and MORE RAIN

We have access to a widow overlooking Boston Common, a lovely 50 acre park. Smack dab in the middle of the city. The land is a fantastic asset and used daily by many many people. Not so the day before yesterday. That day, the rain NEVER stopped!

Summer rain is one thing, but February rain is something completely different. As this image, hopefully shows.

Rain

To my mind black and white images love rain. Puddles and water drops making their lovely circles sing in the wet.

Rainy Day Group

Umbrellas are a dime a dozen in rainy day photographs, but here we’ve got this great tree that makes all the difference.

Threat Of Rain

When faced with any adversity, in this case rain, The Boston, Beacon Hill matrons make the best of it and carry on.

Earth Day

I wish I could post a more upbeat photograph to mark Earth Day but, the rain and gloom of today seems more appropriate. If those in power (I’m looking at you Trump.) don’t wake up soon to the disaster this planet is facing our grandchildren are facing a terrible future.

Spring

Rain, rain and more rain soaks us, yet the colors of spring turn the gloom into glory.

“Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees”….Rilke



Backyard Gold


What you see above is our rainy day antidote. It’s been raining for so long around here my wife Sarah bought this bunch of golden flowers to drive away the gloom. There’s an old shed in our back yard that served as an appropriate backdrop. It’s old water soaked boards provides a pretty good stand in for the current climate.