What’s more fun on a rainy day than splashing your way through puddles in pretty yellow boots?
When faced with any adversity, in this case rain, The Boston, Beacon Hill matrons make the best of it and carry on.
If only we could have yesterday’s weather today. But so be it, the day is a happy one anyway.
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.
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
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.
It’s raining hard and normally I couldn’t use a camera in this weather. However, the Olympus EM1 II is water resistant and in bad weather taking close up shots of people is easier because they’re too busy trying to stay dry.
On my way back to the subway, I came across this man/woman miserably huddled in a corner. I like the split screen nature of the resulting image.