Saturday, June 02, 2007

Here comes the hurricane season!

Raindrops - II

Rains came and how they did on the first official day of the hurricane season yesterday. Thank you, Mark , my rain angel, for sending them across Atlantic :) I sound obsessed about rains but trust me we needed them here in these parts and desperately so. South-west Florida is currently in the midst of a severe dry spell and water levels here are nearing critical levels. Hope these rains allay the significant water crisis we have on hands. The bush fires too needed these rains. As for moi, I love them anyday, everyday. My husband says, I should look for a job in Seattle after graduation.....I really won't mind if I get one !!!:)

Watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid last night....love the movie, love Paul Newman and love the song though it does not seem very happy about rains...I can make some concessions for lyrics as cute as those.........Have a great Sunday, all :)

"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head

And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin' seems to fit

Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

So I just did me some talkin' to the sun

And I said I didn't like the way he got things done

Sleepin' on the job

Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

But there's one thing I know

The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me

It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head

But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red

Cryin's not for me

'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'

Because I'm free

Nothin's worryin' me"

36 comments:

RUTH said...

I'm so glad you have got your much needed rain. I was only too aware when I complained about our rain the other day just how much some of blogpals needed it.

suramya said...

ha ha, make sure u take your husband with you to seattle, have fun in the rain :) and thats a lovely movie, I couldn't stop drooling over paul newman in that, love his killer blue eyes.

Nazzareno said...

I do not love the rain, it renders sad, even if I know that the rain well me (when it is not too much) is life. Hello, auguries to you and your husband.:)

Mr. J said...

Wow.. I heard it rained in Mumbai y'day and here too there was a light drizzle.

So when are you graduating??

Still said...

Without the rain, the desert....
and if too much , the sea... :-)

Radha said...

Thats a great shot...i can actually feel your joy!! :)

Radha said...

Thats a great shot...i can actually feel your joy!! :)

Annie said...

Hi Moi,

It would be quite the change, moving from sunny, dry Florida to misty, moisty Seattle. I'm more the misty moistly afficianado myself. If I'm in the sun too long I start to feel like a raisin but if I'm in mist I feel like a plump grape.

Kalyan said...

WoWWW...INCREDIBLE SHOT!

Here in this part of the world also we are just praying for the monsoons to cool us from the hot & humid climate.

inspired said...

Ah !!! refreshing rain drops..H20 from Heaven ..

Ash said...

Beautiful....

And its actually raining here (in India) as i am typing this :-)

Moi said...

Ruth : it's been parched land for some time now.....we needed the rains..am glad they came .... :)

Su: oh i love the man..and his eyes.....and the photography in the movie is lyrical..its so beautiful....:)

Nazzareno : I didn't expect all to like rains as much as i do ...and thanx for the greetings ....my husband reciprocates them :)

Mr J : thanx for bringing in the world weather update...haha...i graduate sometime in Dec...hopefully if all goes as intended...:)

Still, radha :)

Annie: haha..that was some analogy..reminded moi of "Osmosis" that we studied abt in 8th grade science...:)

Kalyan : hope they come there soon..:)

Isnpired : that was poetic :)

Ash : thank u and can we see some rain pics on your blog...:)

Anna said...

Hey Moi....

I am finally back! I am glad that there is rain there! I have heard that Seattle weather is like London....I think I would like it ALOT! :)

Hope that you are well there and that you have a great week!

Mike said...

Congratulations on getting some much needed rain. Too bad it takes a tropical storm to do it.

Great shots since my last visit.

Nikon said...

I'm glad that you got lots of rain.
I would prefer Seattle, too, I think.
I love the movie, but I think the song belongs at the beginning or end - not in the "body" of the movie. It dates a classic, I think.

Nikon said...

I forgot to mention that I love your photo :)

a-xpressions said...

Finally I got time to breath…Just came back from work n opened my mail box!

So finally your most awaited rain visited you…:)) …good good!!…now you should start making experiments on rain snaps…like rain drops, flowing water, reflections on street, etc….am sure you’ll luv it!
Yea, I agree, Seattle is the place for your rain passion! btw, is that a song from movie…or is it written by you..??

Chad Oneil said...

...I hope we don't have a hurricane season.

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

I have a love/hate relationship with rain myself, but I like the photo! I hope you only get the rain you need and definitely no hurricanes.

Moi said...

Anna: All's well here and thats what i have heard too about Seattle...:)

Mike : Thank u for coming back to check upon moi :)..and yeah it took a storm named Barry to bring two days of rains.....

Nikon : The song is in the "body" of the movie..let me refresh it for you....remember the scene where Butch (Paul Newman) is showing all kinda tricks on bicycle to Kid's girl, Etta.....thats when the song goes on in the background ...:)

A-Xpressions: thanx for finding time to check out the posts..:)The song's in the movie and I sure will love to try experiments as u mentioned but the rains are gone :(

Chad: I sincerely hope we don't

PP : i too hope that hurricanes dont come along with rains...

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

I've always had to travel to teh states in winter. And perhaps that's why i've never really been able to enjoy the rain there.
This is lovely.

Lori said...

I'm so glad you've had some rain! I love rain, the sound of rain is one of my favorite sounds in the world. I love your photo too, it really captures the stormy sky. I hope you get some more rain this week.

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
Hope that my flapping doesn't bring too strong winds to go with the rain....

Cheers Mark

Kanishka Agiwal said...

It's raining pretty bad here as well. Not too welcome but thats the way NY is. And I see the Mazda V6 in the frame...was driving that car till a few days ago and what a beautiful car it was.

JAM said...

I like your rainy traffic photo. We got a lot of rain on our side of the state too, mostly Friday night and Saturday morning, and I slept through almost all of it.

Nikon said...

For all who are awaiting the news - it is raining ( your Florida rain) here in RI. We're getting soaked :)

Cris said...

Moi, I think of you when it starts raining, because of the water pictures you take that are so good. Have a great week!

Moi said...

Mark : i hope not!!! :)

Kanishka : My fav Mazda has to be Miata...it's adorable!! :)

John : on ur new bed :)

Nikon : enjoy it while it lasts ...we r done with our share, for now ....

Cris : that was sweet......u too have a great week :)

Sarad said...

when do we get you to say- rain rain go away, little 'moi' wants to play :)))

how long is the cyclone season?

Sarad said...

and that is a lovely photo shot.

Moi said...

Sarad : haha ..not yet, not yet!!!
Little moi plays indoors anyways!!! :) the season lasts from June to Nov end generally, Sarad...I hope its not a bad year..causes large scale destruction ...and thank u :)

Megster said...

Lovely pic Moi! I used to love getting drenched in the first rain when I was younger..it was such a thrill for my younger sis and me we used to rush to the veranda and dance:) These days, I worry about my hair getting frizzy(:

I haven't watched the movie but I love that song!

Moi said...

Meg : me and my brother used to slip away to terrace while mom wasn't watching with umbrellas to splash the water on each other from the puddles on terrace..those were the days!!! sigh!!!

please do watch the movie if u find time ..am not a big fan of Westerns but the cheeky dialogues, lyrical photography and Paul Newman and Robert Redford make a lethal combination in this movie....its a lovely movie and i can watch it again :)

laurel said...

I love the rain too. I just wish it could have waited one more weekend...I was at a beach resort :(

Navin Harish said...

Wow! It rained for a couple of days here as well

Kerri said...

Your photos are so creative! Love the feet above and can picture you waiting :)
So glad you had some much needed rain. And to think close to this time last year we were being saturated with rains, which caused flooding.
I loved that movie. Paul Newman and Robert Redford...what a handsome pair! Love the song too.
Your Tarpon Springs history lesson and photos are wonderful. Thank you!