Thursday, January 04, 2007

Photo Night: Louisiana Rain

The rain arrived sometime during the night, just as weather forecasters predicted. I don't know how much rain we've had so far, but I can tell you this: I've already had enough.







Update: Here's what our part of Louisiana sounded like all day today:

19 comments:

  1. Oh Velvet, I really feel for you. I heard you guys could get up to 5 inches!! And the rivers were so swollen already.

    We had turbulence most of the way home last night so I knew it was a big storm. Maybe the weather is trying to make up for that very dry summer ya'll had...

    Stay dry and warm. Holly

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  2. Velvet, forgot to add... stunning pictures. You really have a "nice eye" as we used to say in the darkroom. The brick and gutter is so neat!

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  3. I know it's tiresome, but I'd gladly take some of your rain in exchange for the 2-20 inches more snow they are talking about. Depending on who is doing the talking.

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  4. Holly, I'm glad you made it home safely. I was wondering about your flight through all the bad weather between here and there. (And thanks for the encouragement.)

    Carmon (life at star's rest)...
    NO DEAL!!! ;-)

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  5. I'm so glad I'm in South Carolina this week. The rain down there is a pain in the butt, especially since I have shingles all over the yard that have to be picked up. Dang roofers didn't clean up after themselves and the jobsite is a MESS!

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  6. Please tell me that you take those traffic photos at stop lights!

    That is indeed a lot of rain. We haven't gotten that much so far, supposed to be a deluge tomorrow. Maybe I'll squirt some shampoo on Spot and send him outside.

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  7. If we could freeze frame a drop of rain, what would we see?

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  8. Look at you using 'You Tube' what a pro...I have got to try that

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  9. Just saw the news about tornados and flooding in LA...hope you and all your family are safe and dry! Carmon

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  10. Velvet, these pictures are really great. Makes me want to snuggle under a blanket, turn up the fireplace, and just curl up with a book. I like to hear the rain, but don't want to have to be out in it - and enough is enough. This winter is strange everywhere!

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  11. FHG Rebekah, I didn't realize you'd gone back to South Carolina. Are you coming back soon?

    Janet, ummm...one of them was at a stop light and one wasn't. But don't worry, I don't look through the viewfinder when I'm driving. I just hold the camera up to the window, point in the general direction of what I want to photograph, and click the button. Most of the shots I take that way get deleted as soon as I see them, but there are usually a few that I can save by using photo straightening and cropping software. I'm careful, I promise.

    Sister-Three, that's a good question. It would take a way better camera than mine to try that experiment. Do you know the answer?

    4th Sister, I don't know if the YouTube people have changed something in the past month, but this rain video uploaded much more easily than the two videos I put on my blog previously. This one was ready to go in just a minute or two. If I can do it, you can do it, so give it a try.

    Carmon, so far, so good. The sun's been shining all day today, but I think we're supposed to get more rain later on.

    Jackie, your reaction to rain is exactly like mine. It's perfect for reading, sleeping and snuggling, but I sure like it better through a window.

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  12. I'm back home now. Trivial Pursuit next weekend? I'll bring the puppy and homemade mac and cheese.

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  13. Those pictures of the cars are stunning! Raining here too, my convertable is leaking, my back door is leaking...Ugh! Someday I will post "all the places I have lived"...Louisiana was one of them.

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  14. You know that old ditty, Rain rain go away, come again some other day? I iimage folks all over your part of the world were singing/saying that song! We had rain too, not as much as you, and lots of fog. I was driving through it and thinking that I had to trust the other cars to keep driving as I was driving . . . weather can really inspire all kinds of emotions, eh?

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  15. Rebekah, that sounds like a plan. We can work out the details during the week. (I didn't know you have a puppy...can't wait to find out more about that!)

    Kat, thanks, the lights and the rain put a colorful shine on an otherwise drab part of town. Stray dry if you can.

    Annie, we were singing that song loudly! We had a brief respite yesterday, but I think it's supposed to start up again tonight.

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  16. i don't think this is a pearl of wisdom but i alway think when it rains a lot in winter, thank god it wasn't snow! i enjoyed your photos.

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  17. Patsy, I wanted to name the "comments" section of this blog something that reflects how much I value them. I treasure every single comment and thought maybe "pearls of wisdom" would represent little treasures that could be tucked away and stored in velvet sacks. Until I can think of a more appropriate name (suggestions, anyone?), trust me: your comment is a "pearl of wisdom" to me.

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  18. I love your photos! I also want to add that your writing style is so relaxing and a joy to read too.

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  19. Thank you, Cindi, I appreciate that.

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