Photo of the Day: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

We’ve had a lot of rain in the last two weeks, which I guess is a good thing since we were in a drought last year. Unfortunately the rain, coupled with the cold weather, has made it hard to spend much time outside.

A rainy parking garage on a dreary Kansas City morning

Project 52 Week 12: March Showers

As I edited this week’s photos, I noticed that I spent most of my time shooting flowers and trees. It rained for about 5 days straight this past week, but whenever it wasn’t pouring, it was hard not to notice all the beautiful blooming flowers and budding trees. Spring has definitely arrived! I chose this as my photo of the week because it isn’t the typical tulip or daffodil shot.

Rain drops glisten on leaves right after a storm. (Anyone know what type of plant this is?)

Day 312: My Trek is Crying

We’ve only been in our new place for a few days, so we haven’t found a good place to store our bikes yet. It makes me cringe to think that my beautiful bike spent the last two days outside in the rain. I need to clean and oil the chain and find a protected spot for it pronto!

My poor Trek road bike sits outside in the rain.

 

Day 193: The Pounding Rain

Last night we had really strong thunderstorms. I huddled in the corner of my patio to take pictures of the pounding rain. Jerod claimed it was safe, even with my tripod, since I was back away from the storm. A few minutes later (back inside), we saw a huge bolt of lightning hit very close to the apartment. I’m not so sure I was safe after all, but what good photographer isn’t willing to take risks for a photo?

A night time storm in Kansas City, Missouri.

Day 178: Rain, rain, go away

Yesterday morning started out with strong thunderstorms and eery-looking clouds, then the sun shone for just a bit, but then back to more clouds. I’m sure all this rain isn’t helping the nearby floods.

Eery clouds over downtown Kansas City.

Day 172: Ominous weather

Yesterday may have been the first day of summer, but it wasn’t your typical sunny, warm day. We’ve had storms off and on for the last several days.

Ominous-looking clouds just north of downtown Kansas City

Days 111-112: Mother Earth Needs a Good Cry

Happy Earth Day! I don’t have any bright and colorful nature photos since the last two days have been rainy.

All the gas we use and the toxins we emit each day must make “Mother Earth” weep. Filling up Jerod’s two-door car for $48 on Thursday made me want to cry, too.

1/100 sec., f/4.0, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (32 mm), natural light

I watched the ducks near our apartment play in the muddy rain puddles this morning. They seemed to enjoy it, but they also enjoyed a thorough cleaning afterward.

1/60 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (170 mm), natural light