Gazania flowers open and close with the daylight and are a drought-resistant flower. After a light morning sprinkle and before the heat of the day evaporated them, water droplets settled on Gazania petals in the back garden.
Every part of the world has its own version of a winter, and this is Vancouver's. It's been too warm for snow... imagine if all this rain had come down as frozen precipitation! If there's any farm animals living in this field, I hope they have flippers. Or at least pool noodles to float on.
When it rains it can indeed pour. It's like how there's nobody in line at the grocery store when you walk in, then when you're ready to get to the checkout so becomes everybody else and their brother. Murphy's Law is you're thrown everything exactly when you don't need it. We didn't need the bunch of rain we got last Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, but it made for a video topic nonetheless:
Standing out in the rain and getting soaked amongst the falling leaves isn't very pleasant. Standing under a glass overhang to keep dry and looking out at the rain and leaves falling is much more tolerable. Looking up while under the glass overhang is just plain interesting.
There must have been a mish-mash of feelings upstairs given this portrayal of every possible emotion: happy white pillowy clouds, angry dark clouds, glimmers of blue sky among shadows of gloom, but with a dash of hopeful sun tapping in the mix. This is confusion manifested in the clouds.
This is the Lions Gate Bridge, connecting Vancouver City to the North Shore. It was early one damp Sunday morning, but the rain didn't keep the police away. Notice the patrol cars positioned on either side of the bridge entrance. Then notice how drivers apply their brake lights the moment they realize there's cops parked there. I think it's a natural human reaction to step on the brake when you see a police car, just like having to close your eyes when you sneeze, or getting frustrated by not being able to lick the tip of your own elbow. Some things just aren't humanly possible.
Here's an organism that loves the damp weather we've been having in Vancouver lately. If nobody else, moss is pleased with all the rain we've been getting.