|Rain on Water
The pond has nearly regained all the water it lost during the dry August and September we had. October and November always brings the fall rains and those of us with our own wells are very happy about that.
This is the first time I have tried to photograph the pond in the rain. It was a bit of a challenge but I'm generally pleased with some of the images I received. It is just another poetic dimension of this place. Before the rain started, it was the leaves that were gently settling on the surface of the water. The pond was speckled with little yellow floating leaves drifting along. Pushed by a gentle breeze.
There was a solitary feeling to the pond on that day. It didn't feel "empty", without the vivid fall foliage to dress up the shore. It seemed quiet and very dignified to me...like a lovely lady who has removed her jewelry but still remains striking in her simplicity.
Here and there a single yellow leaf floated serenely over its decaying compatriots. Yes, serenity would be the perfect word for this day by the pond. I'm so glad a little rain didn't keep be from experiencing another dimension of this enchanting place.
I have a room all to myself; it is nature. -Henry David Thoreau