Between the Showers

after-rainafter-rain-2after-rain-3

It’s been a day of heavy showers, on and off all day, so while on a quick dash to the supermarket this afternoon I took a couple of pics of the lovely light that only appears momentarily, a fleeting ray of shining hope hovering uncertainly between one miserably bleak rain-shower and the next ๐Ÿ™‚

After the Rain

after-the-rain-1after-the-rain-2after-the-rain-3

Nice though it is to capture beautifully clear blue skies when visiting traditionally photogenic places, it’s also surprising how amazing the light can look in that short space of time between the rain stopping and the sun coming out again.

Even when simply looking out onto a very ordinary residential city street (as seen from our first floor flat here in Leytonstone, East London) the moody contrast between light and dark after the rain never fails to capture my attention ๐Ÿ™‚

Intro to Poetry: Day 1

I’ve decided to have a go at the WP 10 day Into to Poetry course on Blogging University. My Day 1 prompt is ‘water’, in the form of a haiku.

With the typical British summer weather (risking sunburned shoulders one minute, yet sloshing along in soggy sandals the next) providing me with inspiration, here’s my haiku for today ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer Showerโ€ฆ

Rivulets run wild

Raindrops huddle together

Pooling in puddles

Hmmm, actually this works well for today’s Daily Prompt: Summer too! ๐Ÿ™‚