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Grateful for the Rain

Posted 2012.09.08 11.45 in Pointless Blather

Overnight last night we finally had rain here. It’s been a long time coming – they kept forcasting rain and it kept not raining. Storms too, they’d say we’re in for a storm, and then nothing happened.

I’ve been under so much stress lately, I haven’t been sleeping. Haven’t been functioning well. Have barely been keeping it together.

Last night was the first night in ages where I was able to fall asleep easily, without excessive amounts of alcohol first.

Last night, although I did wake up frequently (as I always do) I was actually able to get back to sleep quickly and easily, without needing to stare at the ceiling or play solitaire for an hour or two each time.

This morning, I actually slept in.

It’s the rain, I think.

Every time I woke up last night and heard the rain pouring down, beating against the windows and the roof, rushing through the leaves in the trees, rattling off the shed and splashing into the pools forming in my backyard… I just felt like it was washing troubles away.

The air smelled clean and fresh.

I felt like it was washing away all the worries and stresses and problems off my shoulders. For the first time in weeks I felt happy.

I hope it keeps raining. I want it to rain all week. All month even.

I wouldn’t complain if we got a few storms too.

I’m grateful for the rain.

Weekend Weather

Posted 2011.04.21 8.37 in Pointless Blather

Looks like we’re in for an awesome long weekend!

Yay weather!

/sarcasm

Rainy Day Photos

Posted 2009.08.09 13.52 in Hobbies, Photography

I had planned to go on another little excursion today to do some more photography, but Mother Nature had other ideas. So instead, I stayed under the shelter of my back & front porches and did what I could.

I took a few dozen shots, but these four really stood out. All were taken with a 30mm f/1.4 lens, wide open, and at shutter speeds ranging from 1/30 to 1/90. Other than resizing, the images have not been altered in any way.

To view an image in full-size, just click the thumbnail.

The Rain! Redux.

Posted 2006.07.12 0.00 in Pointless Blather

Well there’s no thunder and no lightning, but there was lots of rain when I woke up, so that wasn’t bad. All the thirsty trees and plants and grass and bushes are getting a good soak. Plus all the stuff I’ve left out in the yard, that’s getting a good soak too.

Not as much fun as thunder and lightning, but makes up a bit for Monday.

The Weather Round Here

Rainy Rainy Rainy McRain

The Rain

Posted 2006.07.10 0.00 in Pointless Blather

I love the rain. I especially love storms, all the crashing and banging and booming and brilliant flashes and window-rattling cracks.

I work in an office in the centre of a building with no windows, no way to see outside at all.

Why does it always rain when I’m at work and unable to enjoy it?

Last night it was supposed to rain. I was at home, and spent the afternoon and evening by windows, watching the sky, waiting. It didn’t rain.

Now I am at work, and it’s raining.

Drat.