(Positive Pic Of the Day) PPOD #59: Colors in the Rain

Rain, rain go away. Come again another day… Wait… No! Stay rain, stay! This morning was gloomy and rainy. All I wanted to do was stay in bed under the warm comforter. Unfortunately, it’s a weekday and a school day. Time to do mom things.

It’s been sunny all week until this morning. Armed with her umbrella, my daughter walked briskly towards the bus stop. I walked behind her and took a picture focusing only on the yellow umbrella. When I looked at the picture, I noticed more colors around her. I modified it a little to make the colors more distinct. I love how reality blends into a modern art-like background. I also love the yellow reflection of her umbrella on the dark, wet street.

Although I prefer sunny days, I don’t mind the rain. We needed the break from the heat anyway. Everything needs to be balanced. Water and fire, rain and sun. The rain helps keep the Schönbuch forest around our town lush and green. It washes debris off the cobbled-stone streets and keeps me at home to accomplish more cleaning.

We came across our friends at the Marktplatz (Market Square) and I asked my friend’s son to walk with my daughter under the umbrella. I snapped a few pictures and picked my favorite one. Both my friend and I loved the picture above. I love the silhouette of their heads under the umbrella. The brightness of the yellow umbrella gives a good contrast to the light colors of the houses on both sides. The picture makes it seem like they’re walking from darkness towards the light. Something to look forward to.

A day that could have been gloomy and depressing, instead brought happiness and color. This is what I chose to see today. How we look at things can make a difference in our lives. We can choose to see the grey and the darkness that the rain brings. Or, we can choose to see the different colors in the rain.

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