Rain, Rain Come Again


“The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”

~William Thackeray

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Catching Drops

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Colorado Blvd

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Last Dance

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Big Red

 

“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer” 

~ Walter De Mulder

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Rooftop Clouds

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Who are you?

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Morning Bath

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Intersection

 

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Rough Terrain

 

Rain, Nature, Flowers, Plants, Raindrops, Close-Up, Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon 50mm f/2,

Clearing Storm

 

 

 

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172 comments

  1. I love the quote and it is something for us to keep in mind. This is a beautiful collection! I love the translucent quality of ‘Catching Drops’. The combination of the delicate blossom and mossy brick in ‘Last Dance’ appeals to me as another favorite.

  2. Another great gallery Jane but the Bokeh effect in “Intersection” is as good as it gets. Perfection 🙂

  3. Oh how we love our rain in California. Loved this celebration of that refreshing water that falls from the sky, and all the glories it brings, Jane. My two favorites, though I liked them all, were “Last Dance” with its great title and delicate beauty; and “Who Are You?” for the remarkable shadows. I’m hoping we get more rain, and I know where you’ll be if it happens.

    • Thanks, Jet! I feel sad that we may not have any more rain…so fleeting. You highlighted one of my faves- Last Dance- a kind of melancholy beauty. I’m smiling that you mentioned the gate shadows– all I could see were eyes and figures looking at me.
      I so appreciate you sharing your kind thoughts. 🙂

  4. Beautiful, as always, Jane. Enjoy the rain. 😊

  5. Beautiful

  6. The pictures are awe inspiring and refreshing, Jane. The colors, contrast and focus is all perfection! Each image is BEAUTIFUL, I love it all! Thanks for sharing 😊🙏🏻

  7. All pictures are so beautiful 😍

  8. Particularly like the shots of streets through wet windows – and anything that Van Gogh said is more than ok with me – a source of vast inspiration. 🙂

  9. Exquisite images of rain needed in California, Jane! My family has been telling me all about it, from snow in Foresthill, and rain in Mountain View and San Diego!

  10. Glad that you have all the rain. We are about to receive a lot of snow which is good after a lack of it. So many people rue the rain but you make it beautiful, Jane.

  11. Jane, you were inspired! What a beautiful post. The opening photo sparkles like a gem. The angle, the detail, the colors – all are perfection! I like both rainy window shots a lot and they show that when you see one, you have NOT seen them all. You can keep going and going with those. Last Dance is beautiful, with the contrast between the delicate white petals and that brick. I like the sombre look of the rooftop reflections very much. It reminds me of living in a city and gazing out at scenes like that all the time – there’s lots of poetry there. The gate with its shadow is beautiful, and that cactus, wow! I love it. What’s the building in the last photo? The image is so refreshing! I’m glad you had some rain…and had fun with it. 🙂

    • Hi Lynn, I am enamored with flowers in the rain now….well, anything in the rain now. Had fun trying my rainy window shots at night, something I did occasionally in SF. I did much rooftop gazing from my window perch in SF and happy that one here had some puddle reflections. The gate shadows made me laugh because I see little people with eyes looking at me.
      The beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival building is the US Court of Appeals which was originally constructed as a hotel and resort in 1882 back in the heyday of Pasadena’s resort days. We have yet to go inside but when the world rights itself we have much architectural touring to catch up on. I am so pleased with your reaction to this one. Thank you so much. 🙂

  12. so cool photograph….. it’s a mazing to share it with us.

  13. Another lovely visual ode to precipitation, Jane
    ✨🌻🌿🙏🕉🤍♾🕊☯🙏🌿🌻✨

  14. Window views!!! I do like that wrought iron gate. A light snowcap on your mountains … I suppose no snow in the lowlands. I read somewhere, there were a few flakes (snow, not people) down by Malibu.

    Stay well, stay extra safe. 🙂

    • Hi David, Yes! Back to my rainy windows. Tried some night shots which was fun. I actually saw a few flakes falling in Pasadena last week and they did get quite a bit in Malibu and seeing the snow-capped mountains from the city is nice. Thanks so much and wishing you safe and happy days. 🙂

  15. This is a poem with photos,Jane.
    Love ❤
    michel

  16. The flower in the first picture is so strange looking but I l like it. Many various mood pictures!

  17. Thanks for another lovely collection – Rough Terrain is really something!

  18. Remarkable shots, Jane. I love the first one especially.

  19. Excellent clicks. Raindrop has another loveliness🥰

  20. Gorgeous. One of my favorite things is catching raindrops on plants – your pictures are so wonderful.

  21. I lorain and I think your rain px are off the charts wonderful.

  22. Wasn’t there a song like “It never rains in California …” 😉
    Having said that, top notch image selection, as always.

  23. beauty in the elements! – enjoyed , Eco

  24. Another wonderful set of photos! All are great, but my favourites are Colorado Blvd and Last Dance – both beautiful in very different ways 🙂

  25. Clearly you have an eye for photography, great images with nice quotes in between.

  26. I absolutely adore the rain. Beautiful pics!

  27. Love experiencing rain thru your lens ….

  28. What a delightful, intriguing post. Rooftop Clouds could be an abstract painting.

  29. You have the ‘eye’ in abundance.

  30. Thanks for sharing such a stunning set of images. Brilliant photography.

  31. Love the way you can make a dull day interesting! You would have fun with rain over here, plenty of it!

  32. It’s true! Just yesterday I was looking at some simple pansies, speckled by the rain and drooping their heads. So lovely! 🙂 🙂

  33. So much beauty! Especially love the first two and Rough Terrain.
    Alison

  34. I always look forward to, and enjoy your posts.

  35. beautiful and I fee all contemplative now = ha

  36. What joy these wet photos bring, Jane!

  37. Raindrops are just most beautiful to capture and you Jane did an upmost splendid collection of capture. Yes thanks god it did rain here quite a bit and hopefully more.

  38. Each more beautiful than the last and ‘clearing’ storm simply brilliant for the finale! We’ve been having a series of storms with lovely breaks between. Neary a single boring moment! Try windy.com to see the visuals of storms developing and creeping across the Pacific. It’s almost psychedelic! 😜

  39. If this is the outcome, then rain should come again.. Absolutely stunning clicks

  40. These are all lovely, Jane, but that first one is really something. Here we’ve all been waiting for rain, as the monsoon season didn’t deliver any. Thankfully, in the last week and a half or so, we’ve had well over an inch of much-appreciated rain. We were all saying, “rain, rain, come again.” 🙂

    janet

  41. It’s clear you find both drops and shadows photogenic. I’m with you.

  42. What a relief it must have been for you, Jane, to finally see the rain come and finally receive the much-needed moisture for your area!. I like the photos and quotes very much.

    • Thank you, Peter. I feel a sense of celebration every time it rains now. Hopefully there isn’t too much damage in the fire burn areas. California needs a break. Glad you enjoyed these rainy day scenes. 🙂

  43. Jane I love your rain captures! Something magical about how water and droplets transform images, creating new aspects of light and life. Thank you! xxx

    • Happy these spoke to you, Christeen. I find rain so captivating the way the droplets catch the light and yes, transform images. Maybe it’s the ethereal feeling rain gives to a moment in time. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. xxx.

  44. Great collection and variety. For me, I love the details I see in the first one. Well done, Jane!

  45. Are you professional photographer or hobby ? Awesome work.

  46. Wonderful collection of pictures.

  47. What a beautiful selection. Thank you so much.
    And the quote by Thackeray is perfect. (I’m gonna have to look him up, I thought he was more 19th century… I have a few gaps in English Lit. 😉)
    Hope all is well with you?

  48. Wonderful set Jane! Over here in the Netherlands we are about drowning in rain (I exaggerate a tiny bit), but I know of the lack of water in (southern) California. Rain combined with bright colours make great photographs, and then it’s not soggy, dreary and dull but a bringer of life.

  49. Making the ordinary extra ordinary 🤓👌 feels so fresh Jane … nice to see some green too 💚 sending joy hedy

  50. Glad your area is getting some welcome rain… beautiful photos, as always! x

  51. Beautiful set as ever, Jane. We’re less inclined to celebrate rain here in the UK, but we seem to go nuts for snow!

  52. Absolutely stunning as always. 🖤🙏

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