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A STORM IN SUMMER

Posted on: Thursday







You know those days when the going's been rough and the hours have felt long and tedious.. maybe a plan or two falls through, maybe the heat starts to get to you.. and you really wish you could just take a break from all of the hustle for a little while?

And just when you're about to hop on the subway, the skies crackle and boom, and a drenching downpour catches you in the middle of an intersection somewhere around 6th Avenue and Bleecker.  Your daughter squeals as you begin to wince, and then you wonder why you're wincing at all.

She loves the water. You love the water. You're soaked and haven't anything to lose. So instead of descend into the steamy subway, you turn right around and march through the violent rain towards the park. People run for cover all around you, but you joyfully march on. And then you get to the park and it is completely deserted... it is so beautiful and quiet.. and just then the rains completely stops.

You let your daughter run wildly and free, past the chessboards, past the empty benches, and on to the majestic fountain in the middle. The park feels like it belongs to you alone.

It has already been such a spontaneous day that you decide it might be a good idea to jump right in the fountain.. so off come your shoes and off comes your daughter's dress, and in you go. And your afternoon turns around.

And you realize that you did indeed find that little break from the hustle and bustle that you were longing for, and you are amazed that it was right in front of you all along..

You know those kind of days?
Well this was one of them.



*Biet's hair bow c/o Up a Tree Cup a Tea*

37 COMMENTS:

  1. Your pictures are always so beautiful. What lens+camera are you using to take them?

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    1. Thank you! I use an early model Canon Rebel (t3i) and an 18-55mm lens :)

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  2. What beautiful pictures! I imagine you have the most incredible photo album! Inspirational!

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Jade. I was just thinking how I need to print some of these for an actual photo album- I have so many digital pics and would love to put together a real album!

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  3. It sounds like a wonderful day and I'm even happier to be a sponsor on your blog this month! yay! xoxox

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for sponsoring, you sweet lady you!

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  4. What a wonderful attitude - one I most certainly need to embrace more often.

    Beautiful photographs.

    Sian @ elisgeorge.com

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  5. What a magical turnaround of day. That moment where you made the choice to embrace the rain meant that the day embraced you and look how it turned out!

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    1. What a wonderful way to look at it! Thank you!

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  6. That sounds wonderful. You have a great outlook!

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  7. i love babies in diapers in fountains.

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    1. It's all cute and precious- until they decide to sit down in the water!

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  8. yes, yes!!! Once you're wet you're wet - I bet she loved it!!

    I'm longing for a spontaneous down pour - it makes the air feel cleaner, doesn't it?

    Flora xxx
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely!
      And exactly- once you're wet, you're wet!
      xx

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  9. amazing! i can't wait to move back to ny!!!

    xoxo kerri
    kerrinchance.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooooh so exciting that you're moving back! Your blog is lovely :)

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  10. This post reminds me of my mom (who I aspire to be in practically every way). She always finds the fun and the unexpected good of the present moment. That stands out SO much in my childhood. I'm sure Biet was thrilled for the immediate fun; but I'm pretty sure it's a memory she'll keep for a lifetime. You're teaching her such an incredible way of life!

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    1. Oh Sarah I love your comments! Thank you thank you!

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  11. Washington square park -- you have got to love it! I love that your daughter is such a free spirit. I hope my son learns to love to play in the rain too.

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    josie
    www.straightnochase.com

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    1. A free spirit she most definitely is!
      And yes, Washington Square is amongst the greatest, isn't it?
      You're blog is great!
      xx

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  12. I aspire to days like these.

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  13. these photos are beautiful and I love your writing. and who doesn't love a good dance in the rain??

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