Man! So much rain. I guess I should have known, moving to Seattle and all. “They told me it rains here all the time, but I don’t believe them!” I do. I do believe them.
As I was walking though the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Lake Hills Park yesterday, I had a realization about rain.
While rain won’t kill you (most of the time) it will keep you from doing something you’re not already 100% interested in doing in the first place. Let me explain. Let’s say I had planned to go for a jog around the neighborhood, but I wasn’t really interested in doing that, I just felt that I should. Well, if it was raining, I could say “eh, it’s raining I can’t go jog in the rain!” and that would be that. But, if it was something I really wanted to do, I would do it anyway. “I need to go take today’s photo challenge of the day!” And I would do it, rain or no rain.
This may seem like an obvious thought to some, but really, it’s a good test. Don’t know for sure if you’re really into something? Think about doing it in the rain, and you’ll have your answer.
For me, like I said, I’d go outside in the rain (and people, it was really raining today, no little wimpy drizzle) to take photos. I got all bundled up in 5 or 6 (I lost count) layers to stay somewhat dry.
for Isaac, he went jogging, and got back to the car soaked. But he really wanted to do it, see?
Rain can offer challenges to photography, but it can also offer opportunities.
Like today’s photo, with these happy little raindrop covered-clovers.
#14 Rain drops