Monday, May 07, 2007

May showers

Picture 638

"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."

It's been scorching hot lately and I was banking upon that 20% chances of rain that local weatherman had promised for Sunday. Some of life's best gifts, I'm told are unanswered prayers. I would not know about unanswered ones for I am mighty stoked that we had a bout of May showers this evening. We cherish our long drives in rain. A shot from this evening.

36 comments:

Kanishka Agiwal said...

It's raining here in Bangalore and I suspect my flight is going to be all drenched before it takes off!! :)

Moi said...

take care that it doesn't catch pneumonia!!! :D
i love the way it rains in my fav. parts of the world almost the same time ....:)

Seda said...

As much as I am one of the people who adore sunshine, I can't deny the value and beauty of rain. Nice quote and nice shot!
Seda
Istanbul Photo

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
Seems everywhere is desperate for rain at the moment, had a few small showers but that just dried off in minutes. Better get the watering can out again.
Cheers Mark

Nazzareno said...

Attractive summons and attractive release. ... I prefer an attractive, blue one, morning of summer (even if to the sea!), ciao :)

Kunal said...

we had some showers post a windstorm here too...and the red gulmohars were washed anew and sparkling...

ps...blog updated!

Moi said...

Mark , we needed it badly....ours was short lived too....but we enjoyed it while it lasted.....woke up to a beautiful breezy day today......hope u get more of them and soon :)

Kunal , i am coming to ur blog in a minute :)

a-xpressions said...

yeah...thats interesting moi...i liked the idea!!

bluemountainmama said...

i LOVE playing in the rain....it's been a while, though. on our old street, we'd get a big stream of water that would run down the side of the street when it rained hard and my son and i would go out and play in it...... fun!

JAM said...

We got a nice long rain on this side of Florida yesterday as well. I left my camera in my bag and took a nap. Sometimes my camera calls, sometimes a nap with Lovely Wife and the dogs is called for.

Moi said...

A-xpressions , welcome here.....i just finished chking out ur photo-blog..u have great blog going in ur part of the world!!! :)

BMM : I can picture u and Sir Laughsalot doing that...sounds like wads of fun!

JAM : We came back from the long drive, ate some spicy corn and took a nap ourselves :)

Sarad said...

The green one is the signal light and the red one is the brake light of the vehicle in front of yours?

It's an interesting pic. good one.

Cris said...

Interesting Moi, I like the rain, but lately I don't think I have had the time to enjoy it as much as I used to...

a-xpressions said...

I have added ur blog link on mine blog, hope you dont mind...!

Moi said...

Sarad , The red one is one of the two tail-lights, and not the brake light ....i have a few more from the rain which i'll post in coming weeks ..but liked this one the most ....thanx for appreciation :)

Cris , Hope you find time to enjoy the monsoons when u have them :)

A-Xpressions I myself was planning to add u by the end of the day when i wud sit down to update the template ......thanx for linking though .....:)

Jas Bhambra said...

I love this picture.
I always miss the monsoons of India where one can soak the freshness of the falling raindrops without the fear of catching a cold/pneumonia. We have had showers here in Calgary, but one can't really walk in the rain without any rain-gear. And I had been yearning the "warm" rain so much off late. Well, my hearts desire to walk in the rain came true during my trip to Dallas, me and my friend went for a walk and it started drizzling...I was ecstatic!

Jas Bhambra said...

And I forgot to add, it was drizzling and it was refreshing! :)

Annie said...

You know, Moi, more and more people will be thinking that rain is blessed as our earth moves inexorably toward draught with this warming we're undergoing. Your post is a good reminder to treasure the earth and nurture it.

Chad Oneil said...

Cool image.

Yeah, that storm definitely cooled things off over here in Lakeland too.

Geraldo said...

Moi,
The North shore of my state, São Paulo, is one of the rainiest regions in the world. In Ubatuba, a town with beautiful beaches, it rains approximately 4,000mm/year (that's 157.5 inches). You should plan to spend your next vacation here, lots of photo and dance opportunities... :-)

Daniele Marioli said...

Hi!! A lot of great shot! really!!
See you!!
Ciao!!

photowannabe said...

Love the abstract quality of this shot. Well captured and a nice composition.

Moi said...

Jas , Thankfully the tropical climes of Florida are very similar to those in India...Rain's as much fun here as it was back at home...:)

Annie truly said so.

Chad Thanx. Guess, all of Florida received rains the Sun evening.

Gerlado hehe .....

Daniele Thank u .....:)

Photowannabe Thank u :)

Sandeepa said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your photos are simply beautiful. Shall go through the archives as soon as I get some time

kalyan said...

Wonderful shot!

Kheoh Yee Wei said...

Great photo,love the droplets,very fine on the glass,well done!

Atticus Finch said...

Ah, rain... What relief it used to bring from the stifling heat back home... Here and now, soaking up the sunshine :)

Moi said...

Sandeepa, Kalyan, Kheoh Thank u and welcome here :)

Atticus It does here too :)

Still said...

Fine image... I love the sun but often I like too grey , dunkel, stormy and rainy weather ...

Franco said...

Hi Moi,
this picture is really great: red or green? can we go? must we stop?
That's life!

And thanks for coming again to see my blog!

Anna said...

If I didnt know better, I would say this shot is of London! :)

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

I quite like the abstract quality of the photo. :)

I have a love/hate relationship with rain; at times it's really nice and welcomed, but when it goes on for weeks on end it does become tiresome.

diyadear said...

i love the rain!!!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Beautiful photography, Moi!

Greetings from Boston.

Gardener Greg said...

Lovely photo and yes thank God for the rain. We finally got some too.

Greg

Bart said...

Lovely shot!