#NaPhoPoMo Day 21: November Rain

Sunset for a rainy day.

The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day’s last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Yesterday began with rainwater gurgling through the downspout outside my bedroom. The sound woke me before the light of day. During the next few hours as the sun rose, I could see the colors of the tree right next to me, but the rest of the world was a dingy grey. Woe.

The window cleaner kept his 8:30 a.m. appointment and by noon, visibility had improved ten-fold. Although the clouds hung around for the rest of the day, and the rain made scattered appearances, all I could pay attention to were clean screens and glass. Dingy grey never looked so pretty.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could change our thoughts that quickly, like a camera on auto focus? 

Hallway at sunset.

Hallway at sunset.

I think we'd automatically be drawn to the light.


During the month of November, as part of NaPhoPoMo, I intend to post at least one photo a day here. Sometimes with a little story, sometimes with only a caption, always in the hope of resisting the urge for it all to be perfect.

Photo: Leica V-Lux 20, Camera+ edits.