“Oh no don’t let the rain come down”*.
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.
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.
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.
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 down” by the Serendipity Singers, 1964