We’ve been having bits of rain today. It is a sweet relief for a parched land with cracking earth, wilting trees and low rivers. The mudflats stretch on and on like a low tide.
I rarely insert myself into the landscape but today I felt part of it.
All images © Karen McRae
66 thoughts on “Rain”
I love rain! On a side note, those are the coolest gumboots (on your feet). They have so many different names, i don’t know what you guys call them.
I love rain, too! Especially since it’s been scarce. I call them rubber boots but gumboots has a nice ring to it. Thanks! 🙂
Nice to see you 🙂 I didn’t enjoy this post quite as much as I usually enjoy your work Karen probably because it’s been grey and raining for most of the last 4 months here in the UK so I’m a bit tired of looking at it 😦
Helen, I understand your impatience with constant rain and grey.
Hoping you get lots of sun soon.
I believe it’s on it’s way 😀
love the boots and the stepping stone rocks.
The river has been incredibly low this year – what a relief to get such a downpour! We were out hiking in Gatineau Park when it came down – such a relief to come home and find the garden got a good drink while we were away!
It is a relief , isn’t it? Looks like some more rain over the coming week.
You must have been drenched!
Great pictures! Really like how you’ve used black and white here. Nice.
Thank you, Searunner! 🙂
Documentary images that aren’t merely documentary. I can sit and stare at your images all day!
Thank you so much, Ray. That means a great deal to me coming from you! 🙂
Wonderful images Karen! Love that second one 🙂 We’re due for rain today – sometime. Fabulous cloud formations too!
Thank you, Marina! 🙂
Very effective in b n w, and love the last image with the big sky.
Thanks very much!
Beautiful shots. Enjoy the rain!
Patti, thank you. The rain was welcome!
Muy bonita serie, me encanta la primera de las botas, has acertado para mi gusto con el blanco y negro, ¡genial!, besos
Muchas gracias, Manoli, me alegro Im que les gusten.
Congratulations for the shooting, there are always wonderful art in your photos. The last is to write a poem.
Carlos, thank you very much. 🙂
Your words are very kind, and appreciated!
What a beautiful image !
Thank you, Yoshizen!
These photographs look like quiet tales, and drawings that have a nostalgic atmosphere. Especially I like the 7th and the 11th photographs.
Thank you, akanedou! I’m pleased you like them.
I like bad weather. When it’s presented like this, I love bad Weather.
Bad weather can be good! 🙂
je trouve la troisième photo fascinante, là où le près et le loin se rejoignent, ce pourrait être une photo vue d’avion
Je vous remercie, il est des formations de limon formés par les eaux de ruissellement.
Bad weather is like cooking – it’s always better when its someone elses ! Some very atmospheric shots – enjoy the rain !
Rain was enjoyed, thank you!
Beautiful images Karen. Nice to see you in them, even though I feel you are ALWAYS present in your very unique shots!
Marina, thank you. You always say the nicest things! 🙂
I really like the spectral ripples in the water in that second picture.
Hi Jon, thank you!
And what a glamour you are in your wellies and LBD! I suspect that neither you nor your camera can take a bad shot! I love the b&w in these. Glad you are enjoying your rain. I think we must have lent some to you … it’s a bit drier here … hmmm 🙂
Ha, ha! Maybe not so glamourous, but thank you Gigi! 🙂
do you have a bit of sun, too?
yeah, we fluked it! Today as well. Summer has finally – maybe – arrived. For the last three weeks! hahaha! 🙂
Gorgeous stretching spaces..Love the arc of your silhouette in the last one – you are Home. 🙂
Ah, thank you, Cath! 🙂
I really like your “Raindrops” image.
I really like the third one. Should have guessed you wear a real skookum pair of rubber boots on your mudflat outings.
Skookum, that’s a new word for me! Filed away for next time I’m in your part of the world. Thank you, Ephem!
It is one of the terms that makes a Canadian west coast dialect – derives from the Chinook trade language that was used widely by First Nations and early settlers too since there were many dozens of indigenous languages, many not related at all. In fact, BC has more indigenous linguistic diversity at the different levels of language relatedness (superfamily to dialect) than all of Europe.
Wonderful images all. The two with the figures however, allow me to enter the space, walking a little stretch behind.
Elana, it would be a treat to be out walking with you! 🙂
These black and white shots are amazing! Just like I wrote in my post today, they invoke a mood and a feeling of serenity.
Thank you, Mona! Much appreciated.
I love how the black & white brings out the different textures of sand, sea, sky. You worked beautifully with the vast amounts of space in this landscape.
Thank you, Kate!
So peaceful…in a rather melancholy way…deeper heart stirrings.
Thank you, Scott. Rain can sometimes induce a little melancholy…
You’re welcome…and yes, it can…but that’s ok sometimes….
Love the grey and sombre feel. Beautiful pictures Karen ♥
Thank you very much, Anette. It’s a bit of a nice change from the hot and dry summer we’ve been experiencing.
Inserting yourself in the landscape was a good thing, I love that gum boot shot, as well as the last shot posted…you DO look part of the landscape, in a very thoughtful way!
Hi there, and thank you for your nice comment. 🙂
Love love love these 🙂
Thank you, Juanita! 🙂
I love the last one. There’s a real sense of space.
Mike, thanks very much, it’s a landscape I love.