Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cloud shrouded

The rain came yesterday evening on the drive home. In a line of cars, red tail-lights glowing, just below the Getty Villa on Pacific Coast Highway, it started, the drops on my windshield so fine I thought it was another car's washer fluid, then like a spray hose opened up, full, and I turned on the wipers.

As we inched up the canyon road, windtossed rain hurled itself intermittently at the car, road slick beneath, snaking up the S-curves.

The flat roof on our post-and-beam house is like a drum-head for the rain; last night's rain was like the tap and stroke of deft fingers on a tabla. It went on steadily all night; awake in the dark and you hear it above.

This morning it's still dripping. Jack took a run in the rain and came back in fast. The mountains are shrouded in cloud. The roads will be a mess today.

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It might be messy, but it makes for nice pics!