It starting raining harder after I left the house this morning. I knew the rain had started and rejiggered my plan for the day to get outside right off, before it got too rainy. It was a mild and easy rain and I didn't mind walking in it. Yet it was clear that this was not a comfortable time to be out with a camera. So, I carried it in its case and just walked. Here's what I would have shot if I had been able to:
- The sound of rain landing on fall's left-over leaves. I remember my home in New Hampshire, how comforting that sound was of slow rain falling, landing on leaves. It was a sound surprisingly dry, considering. Dry and warm, especially from inside a house.
- There is an albino squirrel that lives around Jamaica Pond. He - or she - seems to inhabit the same general area and today a mom, running with her baby, stopped to point it out. Completely white. What a strange universe that would go to the trouble of creating such a thing. It says something about this world we inhabit.
- The water of the Pond was dappled with falling rain; it also had different textures as though it was partly covered with ice. Of course it wasn't. I noted the effect with no idea of what caused it. Perhaps it was a difference in water temperature. It would not have made a good picture.
So this was my walk. My hat was soaked and my hair in places. It is still raining, perhaps a bit harder than earlier, perhaps not. Maybe I'll take another walk.
Blessings to you all