06.28.2020-2 The Proof is in the Puddling

Well, it didn’t add up to much, but we finally did get some rain last night. The foreguess is that more is on the way later this afternoon and the following three days.  I’ll believe it when I see it.  The Holyoke Mountain Range runs east to west and that configuration often acts as a shunt, pushing weather north or south of us. That has been the weather pattern here in both summer and winter for the last few years. We get to listen to the thunder and watch the lightning as it happens in either direction.  Last night the bulk of the rain stayed south of the mountains so we’ll see what transpires later on.

Yesterday, in an effort to guarantee that we got some rain, I ran my car through the car wash, hung out some laundry, and fired up the grill.  Just as I was about to lay the meat on the fire the rain started.  Not so much that I got wet and later, after I closed the grill, I noticed some interesting puddles atop the stainless steel and got out the camera and tripod for a few exposures.  Here’s the proof.

Once again, Photobomb Steve got a few selfies in.

I opted for the 100 macro as I had to stand atop a cooler so I could look down on the grill cover and at that I was almost too close to the drops to get a sharp focus.  The 180 would have required an eight foot ladder.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 06.28.2020-2 The Proof is in the Puddling

  1. I’ve seen many droplet photos – maybe too many – but in this case the stainless steel really makes it.

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  2. Ah, great minds, and all that: I have an abstract photo scheduled for next month showing drops that boiling water in a pot caused to collect on the inside of the lid. However, in my picture there’s no photobombing.

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  3. Your local Massachusetts weather sounds like our local Colorado weather, Steve. You are without blame, but I haven’t done my due diligence. High time I washed the car and fired up the grill! 🙂

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Lotsa selfies! 😉
    While we haven’t had inches, it’s good to get some rain, the lawn looks rather dire!

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  5. krikitarts says:

    If you had used your 180 (and the 8-foot ladder), we’d be hard put to acknowledge your claim to having managed to shoot yourself “a few”–I’d say, more likely a few dozens of–times. As it is, we’ll accept it; at least it wasn’t in the foot–this time.


  6. bluebrightly says:

    So funny! I’m sorry the rain hasn’t been more cooperative but good for you for making lemonade with it.

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