Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Rain Is A Welcome Relief!

After all this awfully draining hot weather we've been having over the last few weeks, it was absolutely beautiful to have a whole night of rain and an overcast, and much cooler, following day. Here's my favourite views of this hiatus from the heat:







A raindrop hangs tentatively off a branch






Watery globules are slowly evaporated into the air













This natural work of art has been formed over years of rainwater downpours













This colourful leaf holds on to some raindrops for a while longer















It was great to see puddles in the streets and roads!







This was the scene on the newly-laid road outside our apartment













17 comments:

  1. Very nice reflections. It is obvious you enjoyed rain, and it is quite understandable after the heat. I am not a heat lover, actually I do not feel well when it is hot, so I think I could not resist in that climate.

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  2. I do love the sunshine, but after weeks of intense heat I have learned to really appreciate the rain when it comes.

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  3. Rains is always great to wash out the dusty air.. Cooooling....

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  4. Rain is a real joy when the heat is too strong.......the photos talk by themselves and it looks like you have a really good time with it.

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  5. I love these pictures, particularly the green ones. A couple of the grey ones reminded me pretty much of life here in the UK, but understand how great it was for you. Constant heat is draining. Enjoy your cool spell :)

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  6. Hi Duncan. These photographs are super awesome. I'm going to tweet them. I especially love the drain colours.

    In Oz ATM it is crisply cool but super gorgeous. No humidity for the first time for many months. This lovely autumn weather is all too short. It is snowing over the south-east - Tassie, Victoria and some of NSW.

    Denise

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  7. I should have said in Queensland it is gorgeous, ha ha. I'm at the Sunshine Coast ATM.

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  8. Lovely, Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks to all for your comments. This is the first time in my life I've been hoping and praying for rain!

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  10. Sorry I'm late in commenting on this post, Duncan, but I was away for the weekend. I can almost imagine the relief when the rains came. It must have been wonderful! You have caught some awesome and unusual shots there and it was lovely looking at them this morning.

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  11. Thisisme, the rain is a great blessing when it's so hot!

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  12. The reflections create some interesting images, I love this series with the raindrops.

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  13. Leovi, thanks for visiting. Some close-ups of these reflections would make some good abstract images, kinda your style.

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  14. Fantastic! I love rain and you managed to capture so many beautiful moment of rain so well. Thanks!

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  15. junebug, thanks for coming along!

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  16. very nice pictures from your blog! I enjoy browsing your blog.

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  17. well thank you Eve, for coming along :)

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