Photography: Rainy Day

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”-Langston Hughes

It’s the last week of the year and I’m spending it reflecting, journaling, and making goals for the new year. It’s important to keep growing and striving to be the best version of ourselves. For me, it means writing more, having a better self-care routine, and spending time with my family.

In the spirit of beauty and growth, I’d like you to join me for a small photo journey into my backyard during a pause in the pouring rain this morning. I hope you enjoy these images and are staying warm. Happy New Year!

  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW

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    • Thanks, Nicole! Therapy and a nap is the perfect way to spend a day. I’m exhausted too and I still have quite a bit of celebrating to do yet. My boy’s 18th birthday is tomorrow and then we are having my husband’s family over for Christmas on Jan. 8th (we always do it late and it gives me an excuse to leave up all my decorations!) I still have to shop and wrap more presents, but its nice to have the extra time. I wonder though…will I ever NOT wait until the last minute to do everything?

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  1. Really lovely photos, Bridgette. What is that interesting red/orange flower or fruit? It looks a bit like lychee. I haven’t seen anything like that over here. It rained here, too, this afternoon. Fortunately, it was just after my journey back from town in Alfie (my wheelchair). I just missed getting soaked, thankfully. I love watching the rainfall through a window when I’m indoors. Being a wheelchair user and being unable to use an umbrella, it’s better for me to be inside when it rains. I hope the New Year is everything you wish it to be. I wish you good health, joy and peace. Love Ellie Xx 🤗💖🌻

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    • Hi Ellie! You won’t believe this, but I didn’t know what the plant was until I just did some research and apparently it’s a Strawberry tree and we can eat it! What?! I have lived here for 20 years and didn’t know that. I’ll be harvesting them today and giving it a taste.

      I’m glad you didn’t got soaked in your outing today. I never considered how hard it would be to use an umbrella with a wheelchair. Yes, I much prefer sitting under blankets and watching the rain out my window.

      I’ve been thinking of you often Ellie and hope you had a lovely holiday. I’m catching up on blog reading today. Have a wonderful New Year beautiful friend!

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      • Wow … I’ve never heard of a strawberry tree. I wonder if it actually tastes like strawberries. It would be delicious. You’ll have to let me know. Perhaps, I’ll google it, too, and learn something about it. It’s always good to learn something new every day.

        Thank you so much for thinking about me. That’s so kind of you. I’m trying to catch up on some blog reading today, too, as it’s been raining heavily all day. I’m going out this evening to my drum circle, which is tremendous fun, but luckily, a friend is giving me a lift in her car. I don’t go out on my own after dark. I’d be too vulnerable. It was dark at 3.30 pm today! It makes the day seem shorter, but I quite like being cosy indoors (also with a blanket), so don’t mind too much. Xx 💖

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    • It certainly was a challenge—the wind kept moving things around and making it hard to get images in focus. Yes, I tried converting a few into black and white but next week I’m going to attempt an entire shoot in black in white. Might go downtown and look for interesting buildings.

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  2. Wow, Bridgette, I love the details and colors in your new photos, wonderful! Maybe you should focus on your photography more often? Better the rain than snow you know. It is super windy here today and the dust is flying everywhere.

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  3. Lovely write poem to on 🌧️ rain. So interested words write ✍️ you.
    Excellent photography. Red, white flowers & fruits.
    You enjoy your son 18th Birthday & enjoy New Year with your family,
    Happy Christmas & Happy New Year Bridgette 🌷!

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  4. Thank you for sharing a part of your world and wonderful pictures!!.. Mother Nature displaying her magic showing all creatures together in harmony (us humans could take some lessons… 🙂 )… 🙂

    Hope the New Year is all that you hoped it would be and until we meet again..
    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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