Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It hasn't rained in ages here in Washington DC so I shouldn't be surprised that the rain puddles, such as they are after a brief but GLORIOUS thunderstorm yesterday, are full of street goo.
Instead of dazzling mirrors, the puddles accumulated during yesterday's storm were swirling with auto drippings this morning. The oil and other residues created fabulous patterns on the surfaces of the puddles. I couldn't resist taking some pics.
These images are not photoshopped in any way except to increase brightness and contrast. Cool looking, aren't they?
On the other hand, I'll be happy as a clam when the rain comes back full force, pushes the deglazed auto goop into storm drains and, eventually, the Anacostia River. OK, I'm not happy about the river, but oh how I would love to see a nice day of steady rain that falls from a featureless, dark and heavy cumulus stratus layer of cloud.
I would LOVE a nice day of rain. Hear that, weather gods? wink wink!