Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rainy Day/Watery Wednesday

Saturday -- the day before it snowed -- it rained. My husband wanted to read a book held by the public library in Richmond Hill, a big town just north of Toronto. What better place to spend a few hours on a watery Saturday than in a library, right?

It was my first visit to this building. Although I LOVE books I didn't want to get too excited about any on this library's shelves because I didn't have borrowing privileges there. So instead I scanned the bookshelves, checked out the periodicals room, looked at at all the artwork on the walls, even looked out the windows and took a photo of one of the few colourful trees left in Ontario this autumn.

Then on my way to the top floor I noticed this huge pencil coming down through the ceiling. But no! It was a light fixture. I just had to get a shot of that!

Then on my way back down to the first floor, my nosy camera peered through these windows and took this shot. I was intrigued by the glass and not a solid wall on the inside of the library separating the stairs from the room.

I was impressed with this library. East Gwillimbury's is much, much smaller. In fact, you can probably put my local branch inside the space you can see through the windows. OK, I'm only kidding. But it IS SMALL. I buy a lot of books as a result.

You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

michael bird said...

Rainy day in a library even if only browsing (and taking an occasional photo) - a real treat. And the photo with the raindrops and the colorful tree is beautiful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I absolutely LOVE that first shot of the rain on the window. The library looks pretty cool. I've been reading and hearing a lot about libraries, a forgotten love of mine. I think it's time to check out my local library. :-)

Ms. Hays said...

I also like the photo of the autumn colored tree w/ the rain drops - very pretty!

Small City Scenes said...

What a cool looking library. I like all the glass and the light looking like a pencil tip. And rain of course--a natural occuring thing out this way. MB

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous library. As I scrolled down, the last picture seemed to curve. I had to scroll up and down a few times...I'm hard up for fun.

Becky and Gary said...

That is a cool library. I do like those stairs, and your photo through the rain sends a message that it's a really good day to curl up with a great book!

Gmj said...

You are the best at day tripping!
I looked at the Pencil and didn't see that at first, I thought I was below my coffee filter! Love the rain drops too.

Carletta said...

Makes me feel like I'm standing there looking out! Nice shot.

Leedra said...

I like the rain against the window.

Melissa said...

Love the first shot and what a beautiful library. I love reading books especially on a rainy day...

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Migs CFL fan said...

Wow great pics. That first one gave me some great ideas that I'll try asap. Thanks for sharing!

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Rose said...

Wow, that is a nice library...don't it make you wish you had library privileges? Love that light fixture.
Here there are some libraries that do reciprocal lending--if you belong to one you can go to the others and borrow. I am lucky that the one here in town belongs to that, as well as the one in the Terre Haute because it is quite a bit bigger. And it isn't too far to drive.

Ken said...

I like the giant pencil.

Rambling Round said...

Rainy days and books make great companions.

see you there! said...

I'd rather visit a library than a candy store. This one seems to have great lighting. Natural light? Rainy days and books just go together.

Darla

Judy said...

I also love the rain and the tree! I am only a couple hundred miles northeast of you (Ottawa), but you are not nearly so close to winter as we are here.
And I was going to suggest you find out about borrowing the books from Richmond Hill through your local branch, too.
I also love the snowy pictures from yesterday. Oh, what the hell! I just love your photos in general.
Thanks for sharing.

Neal said...

That's a neat picture of the tree thru the window!

tonya said...

I like your shots!
Happy WW!

Jan said...

Cool rainy shot. You're right a perfect day to visit the library. Man, that's a great looking library. Ours, in Murrieta is small, too; but at least we have one.

Rambling Woods said...

Same here...Rain then snow..
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Bernie Krausse said...

Watery Wednesday and Rain shots like yours and others in the group are inspiring me to see what kind of moments I can capture in the Rainy Season. Thank You.

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