One Word Photo Challenge: Rain, And #EarthDay 2015

Although I’ve been following her blog for some time, this is my first time on Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge. When I saw the topic: Rain, two things sprang to my mind, and I had to take part.

Firstly, I remembered I had some wonderful photos, which bring fond memories of  a rainy day in London, where I was on holiday over Easter with my children and grandchildren.

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This photo was taken from a bus. It was pouring down, and although I’m no expert at taking photos, I often get ‘creative’ 🙂 I love the way the rain sliding down the panes blurs the background, like an impressionist painting.

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It makes you think about life in general. Rain can be wet and unpleasant, or it can add another perspective to what you see and do every day. It washes away the ‘dirt’ such as anything that’s been ‘festering’ in your life and give it a new shine or angle, can’t it?

 

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I’m singing in the rain!

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My grandson is wondering what I’m singing about!

 

Secondly today, 22nd of April is Earth Day, and rain, as an essential ingredient for our planets’ survival came to mind. I live in the south of Spain, and we often have droughts, especially over the summer months, when it might not rain at all from May to September. It sounds like Paradise, but people who live here long for the freshness and cleanliness the rain brings.

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It also inspired me to write this 100-word Flash.

Rain

‘Don’t forget to take your umbrella, dear. It’s going to rain.’

‘Are you sure?’

‘Says so on my weather App.’

‘It’s not even cloudy.’

‘There you go, you’d never know if it weren’t for modern technology.’

‘My father used to smell the air. He could tell when it was going to rain, and he was always right.’

‘Just like my smart App.’

‘Let’s have a look.’

‘Look, it says rain, very clearly.’

‘Yes, it does, if you’re in London, as we were last week.’

‘I forgot to change my location and the GPS must be off.’

‘There’s technology for you!’

 ****

We try to control our lives by the clock and with the help of modern technology, and although we know when it’s going to rain, more accurately than ever, we can’t control where and when it’s going to rain.

We’re ‘smart’, but we’re just guests on this planet, the forces of nature are stronger, have preceded us and will no doubt outlive us all.  Planet

Thanks Jennifer for the prompt, and organising the challenge.

Would you like to have a look at the other photos or join in? Follow this link.  

 

 

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on April 22, 2015, in One Word Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Lovely post. I love that first photo. I could imagine it as a painting.

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  2. So accurate to my life. My app will either say the wrong city, or the wrong day and I never think to check that part ’til after I realize it’s forecast makes no sense!

    So glad to have you in the challenge. The pictures you shared are so lovely. I like how you shared a bit about how rain makes you feel as well.

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  3. Great pics and love the flash. So true…:)

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  4. Beautiful photos and cute “flash.”
    I also live in a place with very little water – Wyoming, USA.
    I love the rain – it always makes me feel refreshed and energized!

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  5. A perfect Earth Day post, Luccia. Loved the photos!

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  6. Lovely post, photographs, words and thoughts. As you say, it is very appropriate for Earth Day and I agree with your sentiments. Your flash is good too. Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with looking out the window for a weather update. Technology doesn’t always know!

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