Unreasonable, Unseasonable

Early training tells. “Tells what?” you might wonder. Tells me it’s not necessary to buy rain gear.

I didn’t need it for my decades in Alberta.
I shouldn’t need it anywhere else.

It’s an unreasonable position, for sure, but it’s mine. I have a workable umbrella or three, an adequate jacket-mit-hood, and hopeless footwear. In this season of unseasonable rain, that’s the bad news.

The good news is that rain offers me new vistas: in this case, drops and droplets gracing the hood of our Kia.

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12 Responses to Unreasonable, Unseasonable

  1. “I have a workable umbrella or three, an adequate jacket-mit-hood, and hopeless footwear” Now that’s funny because it’s a description of my “transitional weather” outfitting, too. I think the seasons change fast enough that I don’t have enough time to become sufficiently annoyed with my garb to take the time, trouble, and money to fill in the gaps. I use the ‘brollies’ rarely because the hood and waterproof jacket are sufficient. The switch to unavoidably winter wear came today after a couple of days when the jacket was uncomfortably warm for driving. Ka-Boom. Snow. Dropping temperatures. Ice. Wind. Sometime in April (hold that thought), this topic will rise again!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Sniff. We have steady snow here today, so I also expect that will be it in these parts until April. Of course, Ottawa sometimes gets freezing rain, an abomination unknown to me growing up.

  2. barbara carlson says:

    Looks like what a drone would see during the Stone Age…

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – 🙂 I cranked the contrast (you probably already know that) and it really made the drops 3-D.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    That’s quite a striking picture.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Many thanks. I’ll tell the Big Guy you approve of the delay to our departure that it created.

  4. Jim Taylor says:

    The picture tells me that you keep your Kia waxed and polished (or, at least, someone in your household does) because those droplets and runoff tracks won’t happen on a dirty car. Dirt particles somehow destroy the surface tension of water droplets, and lets them blend together. I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere, but can’t think what it might be.

    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – I think it’s Someone (Else) who gets the credit. Shiny surfaces are also loads better for reflections, which is important. 🙂

  5. Mary Gibson says:

    I echo Tom Watson; that’s a neat picture. ‘Seeing’ for photography is a really interesting phenomenon. And very individualistic. We have trouble when Cathal tries to point out a good picture for me. I’ve thanked him kindly but asked him not to bother.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Mary – For sure it’s an interesting phenomenon. I sometimes see stuff (like a quality of the light) that I haven’t yet figured out how to translate into a photo. When we were still doing tourist trips, the Big Guy once plaintively asked if I was going to take any pictures “that looked like the place.” I replied that they all did and he started carrying his own camera.

  6. John Whitman says:

    Isabel – I echo Jim Taylor’s comments on the great wax job! You see an artistic picture, I see a great wax job. Further proof that the credit goes to that other “someone”, with respect to the wax job.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – 🙂 I think the wax is applied by car-wash machinery, but the discipline to subject the car to this machinery definitely rests with Someone Else.

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