Project 365 Photo a day: 365/202 – October Rain

It is Mid October and still raining. The best of all there are snow on the mountains. Unfortunately I could not photograph it because of all the clouds.

I took my camera with when I went to pick up the boys at school this afternoon. It was raining the whole time. When I was in school many moons ago in October we were swimming and had a stunning tan already.

The sky is suppose to be blue

 

Raindrops on Windscreen

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/166

It’s suppose to be Spring here in South Africa, but this morning when I woke up it was a real winter morning. Freezing cold, wind blowing and it’s raining.  As soon as the the rain stopped I took my camera and head outside to take photographs of the raindrops on the leaves of the Lilly.

Raindrops on Lilly Leaf

Last day of winter first day of Spring! What does it really mean???

31 August 2012 and if we look at the calendar it’s the last day of Winter. 1 September first day of Spring. Well here in South Africa anyway.

Today it’s 13 degrees Celsius outside, raining and the wind is howling. I can’t see that tomorrow 1 September the first day of spring will be any different.  The only difference  between today and tomorrow will be the name of the rain. Yes the rain will we called the first Spring showers….

When I was a young girl the picture I painted for myself  of Spring was sunny blue skies, fields of flowers, butterflies sitting on the flowers and birds chirping in the trees. I guess I watched to much Heidi when I was small. 😀  Something else that I can remember about 1 September is that you did not go to school in a uniform the girls had on lovely sundresses and you took flowers to school for your teacher. In high school the boys gave the girls they liked flowers and everywhere you here of  a spring dance to collect money for one or other charity.

As I grew up that picture changed and for as long as I can remember it was still cold, the wind was still howling and it was still raining on the 1st of September…

Looking through my window on 31 August 2012
The garden is wet wet wet
Raindrops on the leaves

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/55

Raindrops are falling on my windscreen…. tra-la la la….. It’s a real winters day here in Cape Town today.  An icy cold wind is blowing and it’s raining treedrops….

Today when I went to pick up the boys from school I grabbed my “boyfriend” (My Camera for those who don’t know)  for a  joyride.

While waiting for the boys the raindrops caught my eye. All of them had reflections of the tree standing in front of the car in them.  I then decided this would be perfect for today’s photo of the day.

I took quite a few photo’s because every time I have got the focus on the drop and take the photo the drop runs out of the frame…

Here are just a few of today’s attempt. Next time I am taking with my Macro lenses.

Treedrops (raindrops with reflection of a tree)
Tree silhouette through windscreen with raindrops in Black & White
Raindrops are falling on my windscreen…… tra la la la
Treedrops…

 

 

 

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/31

Brrr what a cold day we had today. Nothing to warm you up like a nice cup of Milo just before bed….

Milo for the cold
Milo Black & White

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/26

Today was a cold and miserable outside.  It’s been raining since this morning.  This afternoon we had lightning and thunder but that only went on for an hour or so.  Afterwards it stop raining. I wonder if this is the beginning of winter. Now a days everything is out of sync. Flowers bloom when they not suppose to. The seasons are totally not what it was a few years back….

When I passed my studio window I saw these two Pigeons on the  railing  in the garden. I grabbed my camera for my photo of the day.

I wanted to photograph the lightning but just could not get a nice spot around the house. And to drive to a place to take photo’s would have been plain stupid. I listened to the traffic reports and everywhere it was accidents and traffic backing up for kilometers.

So these two guys will have to do for today.  Shame as they sat there I was thinking maybe I must build them a little house as a shelter from the cold…

Brrrr it's cold out here..
Pigeon. Black and White
Pigeon

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/7

Good day everyone,

This morning I went for a walk and Ronald, Lian and my friend Louhn went for a jog. While they were jogging I took some lovely landscape photo’s and spotted the beginning of the rainbow coming out of the ocean.  We just got home and then it started raining.

I just love the smell of rain and wet grass and ground. Some of the cultures believe that God is cleansing the earth and if it is raining on a funeral then God is washing away that person’s footsteps because his or her work here on earth are done.

The beginning of the rainbow...
My view from the bench

Raining in Sandbaai...