January 27, 2014 … “my roof’s got a hole in it and I might drown”*

“Oh no don’t let the rain come down”*.

Bird bath splashes

The rain has almost stopped but still has the odd downpour up its sleeve

I had forgotten the Serendipity Singers, and I used to like them a lot, back in 1964. Anyway, in sharp contrast to the previous sunny day, the rain came down in almost unbelievable quantities yesterday. At one stage there was accompanying high wind so the water was flying past the window at a 45 degree angle. Happily it eased off, but didn’t stop, so as the day was running out of light, I set out for some rain shots. The first one was in the bird bath right by the front door.

Roses on the memorial

The roses will pass, but the memories linger

At Sladden Park,  Te Omanga hospice has a garden of memories. Of course it was deserted when I was there, but someone had left some roses on the memorial and they had been thoroughly beaten up in the downpour.

Yacht berths

Summer, they say, but the boats are still tied up, and the rain still falls

At the Seaview Marina, I was looking for water effects, but was attracted to the various colours of the sail protection material. At least for this shot I didn’t need to get out, shooting instead through the open window of the car. There’s that 45 degree rain again, though in far less volume than earlier.

House sparrows

Finding a space in the waiting room

Back home, Mary had relocated her bird feeder and it is now ideally placed for shooting from a downstairs bedroom window as the birds perch on the flax waiting their chance to catch or create a vacant spot at the feeder. The Sparrows were there in great numbers, despite the still persistent rain.

Well, I didn’t drown, and the rain has stopped.

*”Oh no don’t let the rain come downby the Serendipity Singers, 1964



About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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