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.
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.
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…
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…
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.