After the Deluge

October being what it is, autumn in New England, we have mild days and cold, gold and gray. We also have not infrequent deluges, and yesterday was one of those. The rain approached Biblical proportions. Worcester, not so far from us, broke 50 year records. Ours was not bad either, what the Hub calls “dancing rain”:

The Rains Came ---

But at sunset time the weather began to clear, and turned mild and amiable, as if it had never raged during the day:

A Mild Sky, After the Storm

The crimson of the tree next door survived, mostly intact:

Mostly Intact!

And even the fallen leaves metamorphosed into a kind of mosaic that cheered my heart!

Nature's Mosaic

Not for the first time I understand just how two-faced Mother Nature is, giving with one hand and taking away with the other.  It’s a struggle often to appreciate both faces, but worth the effort. (And what choice do we really have?)

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18 Responses to After the Deluge

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    Lots of Pennies from Heaven!

    Hope you are still enjoying sunshine and glorious colours Judith!

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  2. The rains are beautiful. We have not seen them much here in Texas for the last decade. We enjoyed being in the rain during our New England visit and even went walking in it.

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  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    And I suppose we need all that she sends us even if its hard at times!

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  4. Mabel Kwong says:

    The weather is clearly temperamental in your part of the world. The weather’s kind of like that here in Melbourne – raining in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. “mosaic” of leaves on the ground… that is a great way of putting it 🙂

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  5. mybrightlife says:

    No choice at all. The light that is created over spring and fall is always so beautiful. Less stark than the strong summer and winter months but such depth. Your trees are just lovely. No wonder you have folk from all over visiting to see your autumn show that Mother N puts on your side of the planet. Enjoy it all.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Putting on my photographer’s hat, G, I really appreciate your acute observation about the light. I’ve responded to it, but without realizing what I was responding to!
      Yes, the spring and fall have wonderful soft light, special to them. Thanks so much for pointing it out.
      We’re expecting a hard frost and 27 degrees fahrenheit tomorrow night. Enjoy the warmth as you head into summer!

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  6. We got some unseasonably warm weather, but not in a nice way … it was muggy, humidity hovered around 98% all the time … and either rain, fog or just drizzle. At times it was wild, when it was raining sideways, coming in sheets … Now it’s back to normal, and I don’t think frost is too far away.

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  7. 2e0mca says:

    Here comes the Rain… Always loved that track by The Cult 🙂 That’s a gloriously red tree to compensate!

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