Friday, April 27, 2012

fifty two on fridays | week seventeen - weather

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?" . . .
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine . . ."
- Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


This has been a crazy year for weather. The winter stayed fairly warm, & then spring seemed to come out of nowhere - probably due to our lack of a significant cold season. And now the temperature drops so low that we end up with hail storms one day & then 80^ weather the next! The original theme for this week was supposed to be 'rain,' but since that has been too unpredictable, it was changed to 'weather.'

Last week, we were trapped inside the house for a couple days while it poured outside! Yes, this would have been a great time for pictures, but there was no way I was going out in the storm. When the hail started coming down, Will was so blown away by it that he raced up to our bathroom, opened the shutters & yelled downstairs that the "snow" was breaking the house - & it was big snow. Did I mention there was no way I was going out in the storm? The hail bounced around everywhere while a mini river raged its way down the street.

A couple days later, we went down to visit my parents', & the weather changed so drastically from before that I hadn't prepared any sunshine/hot weather-appropriate clothes. So Will spent much of the week outside in his skivvies (what's new?!!) while digging in the dirt & running through the hose while Nana watered her garden. I much preferred this kind of rain!

Continue the circle by visiting Kathy of Roses & Rattles.


  1. That first picture tells so much. The lighting sets the perfect mood for what it feels like to want to be outside when you can't. LOVE!

  2. so much emotion and joy captured here! The top one is beautiful and not one you'll be able to capture as often as the others.

  3. Love it Liz. The weather has been crazy! Sorry again that we missed you guys. We'll connect one of these days!

  4. Your weather sounds like our weather....always crazy in Oklahoma! But I love your shots...great exposure on all of them.

  5. Love the contrast in these photos Liz! I really love the last picture - such a great capture!

  6. Hello Liz you probably dont know me but I served with Scott in Australia, my name is Michael Puriri & after all these years I finally made a digital copy of a video I made while we were together.I got to thinking maybe he wanted a copy if he didnt already have one. if so you can email me at hope to hear from you soon thnx

  7. Particularly love that first shot. It tells such a story! We can all relate to that feeling can't we?

  8. It's been so unpredictable here too but barely any rain. Love your shots and the delight in his face!

  9. Oh Liz, it is always fun seeing your pictures. I love this. Loving life right now ;-)


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