Rain, rain, lots of rain -
Scenes from our back door a few days ago...
I set myself the task of trying to capture photos of rain...
It's not as easy as you'd think..
A few vague vertical stripes here: definitely rain..
So let's look at how some of the great artists tackled the subject:
Monet painted 'Cliffs at Pourville - Rain'
and 'Morning on the Seine in the Rain'
Then there is 'Rain, Steam, Speed' by J.M.W. Turner
and one of Whistler's Nocturnes, of the lagoon in Venice - which looks rainy even if he doesn't say so...
Meanwhile, on the second day of heavy rain our creek was up and flooding for the first time in over a year... we like listening to the rushing waters during the night...
It's always quite exciting when 'my' walking path is both flooded and featuring a tree washed downstream and caught on the bridge...
The creek burst its banks, the flood flattening and cleaning out the grassy banks...
As the water receded I came upon this tiny fish, about 2-3 inches long, left stranded on the concrete pathway - poor little fishy!
A rather large puddle in the park...
which created some pretty reflections..
and yes, we went to see Noah on Saturday night -
It was not the least bit cute like this..
In fact, it was full of tension and quite scary...
The bible story was mixed in with action movie/sci-fi 'interpretations'
It was great to see the ark, apparently made to the bible's specifications:
As was the flood ....
To be honest, I didn't like the way they changed the story from Genesis, especially about Noah and his family, and their part in the story.
Nevertheless, it kept me on the edge of my seat, and I was quite exhausted when it ended.
And I was intrigued by the costumes - there they were in the ancient world, in a barren landscape with no visible means of support - wearing clever machine-knit tee-shirts, skinny jeans and attractive long boots. And that's just the women. Amazing!
Have a great week everybody.