It was still spring (26th of May) and a soothing spring rain had just fallen over our town. Raindrops were hanging on flower petals, leaves and blades of grass. The air had been freshened up and any breeze flowing through the garden made you shudder, now that the air and the earth had cooled off. … Continue reading A rainy day in the garden
Have you felt the drops of a spring rainfall on your face? They fall softly, blessing each leaf and bud and flower. They remind us of winter and of melted snow but they're tinged with hope, looking forward to summer. They chill and yet they warm.
I happened to have my video camera with me one June day as the sky darkened and it began to thunder loudly. Birds, scared by the noise, took flight. Soon, rain began to fall, in buckets. Everyone who didn't take cover got drenched to the skin in seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVMs0K5uukE see this on YouTube -- see … Continue reading The June rainstorm
On a clear day on the 21st of June, 2009, the sounds of distant thunder made their way into the valley in which the city of Medias, Romania, lies. I checked the sky but not a dark cloud was in sight. In spite of that, the wind began to quicken, and the ruffling of the … Continue reading First torrential summer rain of 2009
I am pleased to announce that the shit days of spring are approaching their malodorous end. If you happen to live in non-temperate climates, you may not be accustomed with this rite-of-passage period that takes place every year where I live. The shit days of spring are that time of the year when pig farmers … Continue reading The shit days of spring
I got home one afternoon just as a summer storm was about to break the heavens open. I had a choice: do some consulting work, or set up my camera and get some photos. The camera won. Got all sorts of great photos of the clouds wrestling with each other during the prelude to the … Continue reading Falling upwards
Part of the fun of having a good camera is using it in all sorts of situations, inclement weather included. It was raining during one particular afternoon last month, and to top it off, it was windy and ridiculously cold (somewhere between 34-38 degrees Fahrenheit). Yet I really wanted to go out and take photos, … Continue reading Photographing in the rain
This past weekend, close friends of ours and Ligia and I went camping in the Shenandoah National Park. It was a surreal experience. We left a little later than we'd planned, and caught the rush hour traffic heading west on Route 66. We rued our day as we slowly crawled through miles of clogged up … Continue reading Camping in the Shenandoah National Park