Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Swimming In The Rain With Big Drops While Thunder Booms Before Going To Chinatown
This morning when I exited my abode to go swimming I did not realize rain was falling in copious amounts.
The sun had yet to rise, hence the outer world was still dark, I had not looked out a window, nor had I heard rain hitting a window, which I suppose requires wind, of which there has been none blowing.
So, the rain being in downpour mode surprised me.
And then I got to the pool to see it was within about two inches of overflowing, which would seem to indicate a lot of rain fell last night.
None of which I heard.
I did hear the thunder booming, loud, in the middle of the night.
My hearing is impaired at night, due to earplugs, which may explain why I did not know rain had fallen. But, even earplugs can not stop one from hearing the thunder booming.
The explanation for the photo above is as follows.
Post swim I decided to attach my camera to my Popabrella rain shield and step outside on to the patio to take a picture of the deluge. The flash flashed with light bouncing back from the falling raindrops. You can see the turquoise pool through the big raindrops.
I am not a big fan of swimming in the rain, singing, yes, swimming, no. But, today seemed to be an exception, even though the drops were falling in downpour mode, at times, I still manage to have myself a mighty fine time.
There will be no hiking, jogging or bike riding today. I'm going to Arlington, to Chinatown this morning. In long pants, due the new cool temperature.....