Posts Tagged: rainy days

raindrops starting


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They say a storm's coming.  In the meantime, falling drops on this fake rock pond are lovely.

all wet

Somebody rode her bike to work today.  Somebody didn't check the weather forecast before doing so. 

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the rain is okay by me

 

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Toronto's Harbourfront, Queens Quay near Rees Street.

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Wave Deck, Toronto's Harbourfront, Queens Quay near Rees Street.

I didn't spend too much time outside taking pictures this evening because it is gusting winds and raining cold rain.  I'm not complaining.  Environment Canada has been telling us this might very well turn to snow.  Bring on the rain I say.

rainy windy snowy windy rainy windy snowy

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Steely grey sky with a beautiful tree that posed in front of it.

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Windy rainy snowy rainy WINDY snowy icy sleety… no wonder that tower hung its proverbial head in the proverbial sand.

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Blue Jays Way looking north at Front Street, Toronto

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Path next to the railyway corridor, Blue Jays Way looking toward Spadina Ave.

the colours of a rainy day in january

Last night Ceri and I were talking about how difficult it is to wake up in the mornings these days, and I agreed with him that’s it’s all January’s fault.  Then, this morning I find wakefulness particularly elusive and when I finally drag myself out of bed I find it’s because it’s even darker than usual, thanks to heavily overcast skies and rain outside.  My discombobulated state lingers when I find my apartment still dark as night even at 8:30 when I’m leaving for the office.  As I round into Spadina Ave. the wind whips down and tries to wrestle my umbrella from me, but I win and when I get up into the street it’s not so bad. 

I adore the colour of the atmosphere when it rains; I think that’s why I have this perpetual love for rainy days.  The colours are mystical, and they paint the world under those clouds sinking low to enclose us protectively, and the glint of wet pavement, and lights taking on an incandescent glow sparkle against that purple-blue-grey hue in a way I find both comforting and inspiring. 

Okay, generally, rainy days in January are not so charming.  But it’s +4C and feeling absolutely balmy.  Thinking about the forecasted big freeze coming our way this weekend, me and my rose – I mean purple-blue-grey – coloured glasses try to capture photos of the colours over the course of my journey while considering buying a new warm coat because it is, after all, January.

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The colours of rain – beautiful thing number eighty-three.