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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Rainy day in London: One a Day 2013



On a rainy day in London.

For many people England is always raining, but in-between the showers there is sunshine. It's that constantly changing condition that I love so much about our weather. One moment the sky can be blue with puffy white clouds and a few moments later a dark mass can appear and drop it's load on the unsuspecting people below. In London on a busy day, you'll see people scooting for shelter or searching for that elusive umbrella in handbags. You can see people huddling together and even people walking past with magazines or newspapers over their heads. It's fascinating to observe the different reactions to rain. More often than not, I'll life my head up and glory in the feeling of the rain droplets on my face.

How do you feel about the rain?

Here's a poem by Longfellow:

 How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!
How it clatters along the roofs
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!
Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Picture Below: Rainy Day in London. Don Davis Photogrpahy.


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