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.
When I made this photograph, it was 23 degrees, blowing pretty hard and the sun was setting. The lagoon in Boston’s Public Garden had frozen solid. For some reason this group of people had gathered at its edge to look at I know not what. I darkened the image considerably and converted it to black and white to try to give a sense of the weather.
Yes it’s now April and yes that’s a lot of slushy wet snow coming down. I thought I was going to go for a walk and take a bunch photographs of miserable people trying to stay dry and not fall down, but the truth is I only managed to stay out for less than 15 minutes. Why? Look at this picture. It’s of an almost deserted Beacon Street with one, no doubt, soaked pedestrian crossing it. That shot, in a nutshell, sums up today.
It’s been lousy weather around here lately. Fog and light drizzle ruled our days. However, yesterday things changed and the low front that has dominated our coastline moved out to sea as cooler/dryer, crystal clear weather moved in.
That morning as the sun peeked over the pines on the easterly shore of Rockport Harbor the water below our condo turned a brilliant gold, welcoming a drop dead beautiful day.
There was a severe thunderstorm warning posted yesterday until ten o’clock last night but nothing really came of it. From time to time the sky would darken but as soon as they came, the clouds would disappear again and all in all the evening was quite lovely. This threatening sky was over Rockport Harbor around sunset and stayed only long enough to add drama to a photograph.