Monday, January 18, 2010

It’s a Rainy Day in the Neighborhood

I was sitting at my desk today when the torrent of rain hit my little city.  My desk sits close to the back door of my workplace, which faces a small parking lot and a residential street.  When the storm cell released it’s powerful deluge, I watched as the parking lot went from a little wet, to being sprinkled on, to becoming a think sheet of water moving off to one side.

After a couple of business appointments, I went by my home and grabbed my little point and shoot camera and took a few photos of the residential streets and the flood control channel that leads to the Los Angeles River.  The neighborhood I was in all tilts towards the flood control channel, so the water was moving at a pretty good pace.




T’was a rainy day.  Or, as Winnie the Pooh and his friends sang,

The rain rain rain came down down down
in rushing rising rivlets
Till the river crept out of its bed
and crept right into Piglet's
For Piglet he was frightened with quite a rightful fright [1]

[1] Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman