Lately, storm clouds offer no guarantee of rain. We’ve had no rain for at least a week and though The Weather Network predicted a 70% possibility of precipitation Friday night, none fell on our patch of ground. Standing outside in 30 degrees, throwing precious groundwater on the garden feels totally futile. Yes I am complaining.
P.S. I saw dark clouds all Saturday after taking this morning photo—there was no rain–not a drop.
This week’s photo challenge host, Krista, invited us to show what ‘helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life…throws your way.’ We have had a stretch of cloudy winter days lately, so I immediately thought of the hope that moments of sunshine bring to my life. When the sun shines my mood goes up a notch and I am more likely to take photos. I’ve collected three pictures to show: first is an example of a cloudy moment–I took the picture because I enjoyed the clouds, but I was wishing for more light. The next two pictures were taken, within seconds of each other, closer to the house. I believe the paw prints are rabbit prints, but please correct me if you know otherwise.
After I selected the photos, I made a discovery: they were all taken on the same day (Thursday)–the clouds cleared 40 minutes after the first photo was taken. Now if that isn’t a reason to be optimistic I don’t know what is.
This week, share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show us gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous.
Nature cooperated on Monday night by providing a flash freeze after heavy rainfall, and a snow flurry on Tuesday morning. The first two photos show feathery snowflakes falling from the sky, and the third photo shows what happened when the weight of my boot contacted the fresh ice–not strong enough for skating!