Wow is it wet here!
The first official day of autumn starts tomorrow and we are experiencing our first heavy rainfall warning in a long time. For those of you who don’t live in a rainforest, a heavy rainfall warning gets issued by Environment Canada when they expect “significant precipitation”. For my part of town that means about 50 to 70 millimeters (2 to nearly 3 inches) in about 24 hours! The weather has certainly brought a sudden end to summer.
These wonderful and well over 6 foot tall sunflowers are in my neighbor’s garden. They are doing their best to hold their giant heads up against the rain.
I know that taking photos in the pouring rain isn’t really the most ideal time for most people but I really enjoy some of the effects I get in the rain. Of course I have no control over where the water drops end up on the camera and really don’t know what I have shot till I get home and get the images on the computer, but every now and then I get a good one!
I’m sure proper photographers would have a fit about all the water on the camera lens ( it can’t be good for it!?) not to mention the soaking I take while trying to get underneath the flowers! Of course there are those who love the cooler temperatures and rainy days…
and the giant almost wading pool size puddles (otherwise known as drinking bowls!) that appear all over the neighborhood.
Of course rainy days also mean days spent in the studio, not in the garden! But that will have to wait till tomorrow. I am off to a lecture tonight. The Maiwa Textile Symposium is in full swing here in Vancouver and I am attending a talk by Sheri Brautigam on the Living Textiles of Mexico, sounds fascinating doesn’t it!? A perfect way to spend a rainy Vancouver evening.
Bye for now, Catherine