Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Rain


I told you I joined a local photo club.
Our assignment this month was to shoot
APRIL RAIN.

THAT was an easy subject...it seems like
it has rained all dang month!

The problem was...
I don't like to get wet.

But the month was winding down and
photo club is tomorrow night.

Yesterday, I FORCED myself out into the rain.


I didn't venture too far.
Just out the back door where I found rain pounding
on our red grill.

I thought the red would brighten up
the dark, dreary day.

So with raindrops splashing all over my camera
that I thought was secured in a plastic bag...


I fired off more than 200 shots...


Trying to capture 

SPLASHING RAINDROPS.










After filling my card with photos,
and soaking my jeans to the skin.




I rushed to my computer to see what
I had captured.








Even though the weather was
drab and depressing...

I thought these pictures were

HAPPY!

They made me smile.


I placed a pretty yellow plate out
and it soon filled with rain.

SPLASH!

Looking this close...
it appears

RAIN IS HAPPY!


Now for the not-so-happy news:

All this rain made our roof leak.
Tom, our terrific carpenter
scared me to death climbing onto the roof in
the pouring rain to check it out.

Look at that gray sky! 
UGH!


Rain, rain....
GO AWAY!

2 comments:

Ryan said...

Jan's mini paintings are simply stunning however I fear she'd never be able to paint my portrait as I have a head the size of a pumpkin. It won't be long until we're addressing you as the photographer Jill Wellington, keep up the good work and that carpenter to be careful. There's nothing worse than a workman crashing through your roof, landing on your dinner table and ruining your tomato soup....

Wendys Hat said...

Wow! Incredible rain shots! That first one needs to be in a museum! I love rain {mostly because we rarely get it here in the desert} and was up all night due to a very rare rain storm. No fun for a leak though.