Three Days, No Rain [Yay!] | #WordlessWednesday

Only a select few are able to see the true beauty that lies behind what just might seem like a rainy day or a grey sky. –Jessica M. Laar

There’s been so much rainfall in our region this year that [to thrive and get things done] I had to reimagine rainy days. Instead of seeing the dull, gray skies and the muddy puddles [read: ponds] everywhere, I saw the brilliant spring that is sure come. This photo, captured a couple of weeks ago, represents that reimagining. [The pink blossoms/leaves in the trees and shrubbery and on the ground and umbrellas do not exist in the original photo].

Fortunately, we’ve had three sunny days this week. Though the rain is on its way again, for now, I’m enjoying the warmth of the actual sun.

27 thoughts on “Three Days, No Rain [Yay!] | #WordlessWednesday

  1. Esha M Dutta says:

    Love the way you’ve imagined the rainy days. The embellishments heighten the beauty in this picture. Thank you for joining us for #ww this week, Chandra. In my growing up years in the hills, I saw too much rain, and now, I absolutely love sunny days because they make me cheerful so I can completely understand how you feel! Wishing you many more of those sunny ones. Have a lovely rest of the week. 🙂

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Too many rainy, gloomy days affect my mood and productivity. That’s why I had to convince myself to think differently. Life doesn’t stop, so we have to keep rolling with it. Hope your week is going well!

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  2. Natasha says:

    Dear Chandra,

    Gosh! This is the most stunning image I have seen today. You had me bowled over, and also by the quote.

    Who’s the artist? Some talent really.

    Thank you for joining us for #WW with yet another post. Wonder if I ever told you before, but I am a big fan of your writing.

    Have a cheery week ahead!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Wow. That’s a nice compliment. The image is mine–edited of course. Thank you for liking it so much. I missed WW this week. I’ve just been so exhausted. I actually wrote the post Wednesday morning and forgot to post it. But that just means I’ll be ready for next week. Right?

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      • Natasha says:

        Hey Chandra,

        Our linky is open till coming Tuesday, so you can post anytime before.

        Love your art. More power to you.
        Did you do it as a digital version? Or do you do it on hand and then digitalise it. No clue how this works.
        I love art too and taking my small steps these days. 😊

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  3. the bespectacled mother says:

    That’s a beautiful picture. I cannot imagine it to be an edited photograph. To me, it is a painting. A long spell of rainy days and the trouble it brings is a thing I can understand very well. We, in England, have experienced so many Atlantic storms over the last few months that gray skies, gales, pouring clouds have become my own nature by now. Thankfully, I do not venture out of the house as much except for the school runs. And, of course, spring is already on the way with a few trees already blooming with flowers.

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Yes. Normally, I stay indoors during the rainy spells, but it’s rained so much this winter I had no choice but to get out and do the things I normally do. Here’s to a warmer and dryer spring…

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      • Lona Gynt says:

        Right, I was going to see if the bluebells are out on the Sinks trail tomorrow, my 15 year old was even coming with me, a rare concession on her part, but I am concerned it will be too cool and a tad early for the full bluebell glory, but nothing ventured nothing gained, right?

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      • Lona Gynt says:

        I have seen a few hints in your blog that we are in the same city, but I was not wanting to put your location out there if you didn’t want it out there, but we are in a great town, hills, schools, woods, good economy… I love it here. But no, we have not overtly had this conversation before 🙂 I did get on the Sinks trail with my daughter and the Virginia Bluebells are just peaking out here and there, I suspect that in two weeks they will be absolutely crazy, but nevertheless, my daughter was impressed with even their meager beginnings, she said she wished she could just lie down in them like a carpet hehe, but she said she would never do that, because they are precious. I hope to coax her up there again in a couple weeks. But the Trout Lillys on Wildflower trail in Blossomwood were out in full force! You have seen a poem I wrote about the bluebells on the sinks before

        https://lonagynt.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/btt30-a-question-for-little-things-ars-poetica/

        in terms of other things in our city, I have apsirations to start to haunt Poetry Outloud at the FlyMo in the future, but I don’t want to start doing that until I can go as my true identity, rather than as the person I am hiding behind currently for my daughter’s sake, in a couple years after she goes off to college, I will likely socially transition then, and maybe start reading my poetry in town then, I would love to have you come see me when that time comes 🙂 I smile to think that my wordpress pal has been in the same vicinity all this time. Be well my friend. 🙂

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      • Chandra Lynn says:

        To be honest, I’m still trying to get used to the area. [I usually refer to it as Northern Alabama, so I don’t give specific location]. It has its positives, for sure, but I miss the family/parks/water/art/cultural life of NOLA. I’ve got to see the bluebells and the “trout lilies” (?). I’m a bit overwhelmed with work (as usual in March and April), but am really hoping I get to see more variety this spring. By the time I have time again, it’s summer and many of the blossoms are gone. Anyhoo–yes, you should get involved in the poetry scene and I’ll work to come out of my hermitage and support you. Sending good thoughts your way…

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