Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it is about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Rainy Winter Day

We had an ice storm starting about midnight. The roads were a sheet of ice until after 9 a.m., so school was canceled. About 10 a.m. things were fairly passable, but the weather is bleary: gray, dreary and leaving me blue. So I decided to start looking for beauty as I drove. I shot the photos above, but it didn't help much. Pictures don't do justice to that tangible feeling of a gray curtain descending on everything one can see. Vision is dim; the light is dim. It feels like driving through a damp gossamer world of gray veils.

So I decided to go to my favorite spot in Elgin. Anytime I'm feeling blue, the beauty there cheers me us. So camera in hand, I stopped by a park on a rainy winter day.

Stopping by the Park on a Rainy Day


Ann said...

It's so frustrating when it rains after a beautiful snow. Everything turns mucky and muddy. I love it when the sun shines through!

Your pictures from Elgin are really pretty :)

Missy said...


That's really all I can say.

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PJ said...

I'm envious of the 80 degrees!!! Although the snow is beautiful!

Kate in NJ said...

Beautiful photos.
Our ice is melting today and there are puddles everywhere.
Thank you for visiting my blog
and leaving such a nice comment.

stephanie said...

These pictures are breathtaking, stunning. I just read "Stopping By the Woods" to my poetry class this week - these photos would have been the perfect complement! Maybe I'll do a reprise after the break, with your permission :)

(Thank you for visiting me!)

PJ said...

You may use them anytime!

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