A walk in the rain

A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.

~ Rachel Carson

It’s a lovely, rainy day here in the Bogs.  I know most people don’t think of rainy days as lovely, but I do.    The raindrops are strung like tiny jewels on the pine trees.  The air smells like spring.   The birds seem to like rainy days too.  They’re singing and chattering, taking turns bathing in the bird bath or in the puddles.  The warm temperature might have something to do with their cheerfulness as well.

The snow cover has thinned and there’s more earth than snow showing now.  It is, as usual, boggy.  Boots are advised.  An umbrella is helpful if you don’t want to get a good soaking while you’re out there.

A rainy day is also a good day to work on some of the chores that I’ve put aside for, well, a rainy day.  Organizing, decluttering, and finding ways to lighten up around here.

All in all, this has been a wonderful rainy day.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the day too, whatever the weather.  🙂

P.S.  Another good thing to do on a rainy day is visit blog neighbors, listen to music, and be inspired.  Head on over to Marianne’s to see a great video.  Or maybe you want to see and be inspired by a beautiful home?  Stop by Kathy’s.

34 Comments on “A walk in the rain”

  1. Dana says:

    Rainy days are when I catch up on most of my online work inside, but it’s also nice to head out into the woods. The trees usually provide a bit of shelter from the raindrops, but even if you do get wet, it’s only water, right?

    I like your suggestion at the end to visit blog neighbours. I really enjoyed Kathy’s post with the photos of her home, and I’ll check out Marianne’s video as well!

    • Robin says:

      I agree, Dana. It’s only water. You’re right about the trees, too. They do help to stay a little drier on rainy days. That’s why I usually head for the woods. 🙂

  2. TBM says:

    I love rainy days!

  3. tedgriffith says:

    A beautiful walk today, Robin. I love how rich the colors are on rainy days. Those pine needles are great! 🙂

  4. Like the raindrop jewels too. Also went to see Kathy’s house–love her decorating style. What a great-looking home.

  5. Margie says:

    It must be a bit challenging to hold both the umbrella and the camera!

    • Robin says:

      It is a challenge, Margie, that’s for sure. I end up with some not so great photos as a result of trying to hold the camera still while keeping it dry, but it’s usually worth the effort and with digital, I can take extra photos and easily get rid of those that aren’t good. 🙂

  6. I so enjoy your bird photos Robin! You are very talented, maybe lucky also, that the birds let you photograph them so often. I tried to take a photo (again!) of a duck who visits our swimming pool regularly, and sure enough, as soon as the camera came out, off he flew!

    We have a sunny day here today so I could be outdoors, but I still enjoyed taking the tour of Kathy’s home and also spent quite a bit of time over at Marianne’s, watching the video and reading her miracles blog as well. 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by Joanne. Hope you’ll come back again soon!

    • Robin says:

      Mostly lucky, I think, Joanne. But I may have learned a thing or two about patience and slow movements during the year of my outdoor challenge. Plus I practiced with dragonflies. They are so much smaller and faster than birds, which made birds easier after I finally got the hang of photographing the dragonflies.

      Glad you enjoyed your visits with Kathy and Marianne. 🙂

  7. Marianne says:

    We’re having a rainy day here as well. Plus it’s very foggy. Thanks a million for the mention, Robin. It’s a wonderfully inspiring video and a wonderful project. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Ah, Robin, thanks so much for the shout out! You are a sweetie. I too love the rain. It can be comforting and soothing.

  9. Ellen says:

    It`s raining here too … I love summer rains …

  10. Bo Mackison says:

    It;s even raining in Tucson. A happy day — makes the wildflowers go crazy blooming!

  11. Well, there’s rain…and then there’s *RAIN*…the former is that gentle, foggy, drip, drip, drip that we’re having today – soft enough that walking is not only possible, but pleasant. The latter is what’s coming this weekend – Katy-bar-the-door, and check the sump-pump!
    Enjoyed your lovely walk!

    • Robin says:

      True enough, Marie. Our rain yesterday was pretty gentle stuff. We have snow flurries in the forecast for tomorrow night, then sunny again. The roller coaster ride continues. 🙂

  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Sure … but days of cold rain in winter seems so drab … but there is always beautify to be found if one looks.

  13. Love walking in the woods on a rainy day… The first picture is lovely – do I see some buds starting on those twigs? It seems like spring is coming a bit too soon…

  14. jane tims says:

    Hi Robin. The hummocks with the snow between are beautiful. They create a visual labyrinth. Jane

  15. Okay. How do you get everything looking so sparkly? I love your sparkle!

    • Robin says:

      I walk around looking for the sparkle, Cyndi. I literally walk around the trees and bushes looking for the angle where the raindrops sparkle. Once I have that, I can tweak it a little in Photoshop using Curves. I can’t do it without some in-camera sparkle to being with, though.

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