Thursday, July 25, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - Season 7, Episode 3 - Williamsburg - Part 2

The skies in Williamsburg were ambivalent.  On one side it was blue and yet if you looked in a different direction, you could see the dark clouds rolling in. 




Not long after we noticed the dark clouds, we had one of those summer, monsoon-like downpours.  After a lovely walk, we were on our way back to the car when it started raining.  We sought shelter under a covered porch, along with several other people.  They were all in good spirits and didn't seem to mind that to a person they were incredibly wet.  A few had umbrellas but as heavy as the rain came down, the brollies offered little protection.  


 Everyone watched as the huge raindrops forcefully bounced off everything in sight.  When it got less fierce Gregg and I decided to make our way back to the car, which was parked a hundred yards at the other end of the footpath.  We were already wet and the walk in the rain, after feeling clammy and hot due to the humidity, was very refreshing and a welcome relief.


(It wasn't too long after this photo that it started to rain but getting caught out in such a deluge only added to what turned out to be one of our favorite days.)  


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27 comments:

Carole M. said...

Loving your header photograph; what beautiful location, so neat and wonderful buildings. Enjoyed this post - the rain certainly didn't dampen your spirits; I'm sure it was refreshing after the heat of the day

uberrhund said...

Beautiful post for Skywatch, thanks for taking us along on the visit to Williamsburg!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, what a lovely trip to Williamsburg. The sky shots are pretty and love the scenes around town. Have a great weekend!

Jim said...

Amazing grounds.

Lui said...

Hmmm sounds like our weather. Hot, sudden rains, high humidity and the best part, the "feel good" after... I love rain too, Denise. ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

the clouds are really moody and awesome. glad you didn't mind the rain!

Cloudia said...

All seems small, poignant somehow doesn't it? Nice soulful shots.



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Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Love your header photo to ! Beautiful place ! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day !

Cathy said...

We have rain also Denise - cold wet rain not like your warm summer rain lol
Thanks for sharing your day - and skies.

Linda Gross said...

Great weather shots! We got wet, while riding the motorcycle the other day. It was a hot, humid day. The rain felt refreshing. We were dry too by the time we reached our destination.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. Liked the way changes have captured.

Leave It To Davis said...

I love unexpected rain like that....especially when it doesn't last long.

I was hoping your hubby might have been in Vietnam at the same time as my hubby....he has always wondered what happened to the guys that he served with....and I was hoping that there might have been a sliver of a chance...aw, well...

George said...

You got some wonderful pictures in spite of the downpour. We hope to get back to Williamsburg in a few weeks.

Out on the prairie said...

Wow, the clouds have been catching my attention well.

Kay said...

I've been to Williamsburg several times and still love it. Your pictures bring it all back for me.

Brian King said...

Beautiful scenes! Not only the sky, but the buildings, too.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that sky view in the last photo is very dramatic.

Wishing right now, I was walking the Williamsburg grounds. Beautiful area.

gigihawaii said...

Well, I sure hope it doesn't rain when we are in D.C. and Miami.

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots! This is a place I would love to visit!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A twofer, great shots of Williamsburg and the sky. Thanks for sharing!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous photos! The cloud did look very dark and forecasting a good rain..

Rose said...

What a great way to end a walk...LOL. Actually, I used to love to pick apples in the rain...just sort of magical.

thomas said...

love those beautiful chimneys on the rooftop.

Tanya Breese said...

i absolutely LOVE williamsburg...i wish i could live right in the middle of it!

Indrani said...

Lovely scenes framed.
I wouldn't mind getting wet there. :)

Linda said...

Nice! The dark skies add a distinctive look.

Barbara said...

Enjoyed the walk with you and there is something so majestic about horses I think.