Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer Rain/Our World

 After a soaking rain

Although Central Ontario has not been as hot and dry as other places in North America this summer, it has been warmer than usual and - until last Friday - we needed rain. Well we finally got some. A lot, in fact.  If you look closely at the dirt road in the foreground of the above photo you can see a narrow but deep gully. Road crews and city workers were busy this past weekend.

 Foggy under threatening skies

The sun was trying to peek through the clouds at my back.

 Raindrops still dripping off wild apples

The tree on the left of the above photo is an apple tree. I bet the horses that live on the farm will be eying them soon.


More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

56 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenes from your world. The horses and pasture are pretty. Great shots, have a wonderful day.

Birdman said...

The horses are just biding their time till it's 'apple-pickin' time. For sure!

Shammickite said...

We certainly got more than our fair share of rain over the past 3 or 4 days. That rain on Friday night was like standing under Niagara falls! (Not that I've ever done that.... just imagining it. :-))

Kathy said...

We could use a cooling rain in our parts too!

Sandra said...

beautiful barn and the last photo is like a magnificent and very old painting. we had two soaking rains two days in a row, i did a happy dance

Lowell said...

Some beautiful scenes here. Isn't rain wonderful? It gets so hot here this time of year, but we usually get a thunderstorm or two in the afternoon which cools things down nicely.

Love those wild apples. If the horses don't get 'em, I will!

Crafty Gardener said...

I wish those of us in my part of eastern Ontario had got some of that rain.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your photos look so fresh especially love the apples.

aka Penelope said...

What an absolutely idyllic scene at the bottom with the horses grazing! The rain is so refreshing and looks so lovely dripping off the apples that animals will be munching on soon, I suspect.

Amy Burzese said...

What lovely farm land. The apples look beautiful too. So colorful.

Jill said...

It all looks so luscious!

Paul in Powell River said...

It is definitely a lovely part of our great country. Almost as nice as BC! :D

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad you got some rain. Your photos are lovely. The last one looks like a painting.

Susan said...

Wonderful photos!

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations on great rain! that is a gorgeous horse farm!!!

Stephanie said...

An idyllic post, love your shots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you finally got your rain! We've had the opposite situation, too much rain until the last week or so when we've finally got our sunshine!

LONDONLULU said...

Rain swept and beautiful photos, I love all this green space, thank you!

Kerri said...

Lovely captures!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Everything looks so fresh and new after a good rain.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm glad someone is getting rain! Your photos are beautiful, love the green!

Giga said...

Jak deszcz był potrzebny, to dobrze, że spadł. Z pewnością rośliny były zadowolone. Pozdrawiam.
As the rain was needed, it is good that fall. Certainly, the plants were happy. Yours

RedPat said...

Looks like nice treats for the horses!

cieldequimper said...

The picture of the apples is just marvellous. Good that you got some rain, too bad for the cracks on the road...

Renae said...

amazing to see and wonderful to adsorb. thankyou.

see ya later.

Amish Stories said...

I really love Canada, what a really pretty place it is! Richard

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

The rain has left everything looking so green and fresh.

Sylvia K said...

What lovely scenes indeed, EG! I do love the moody skies and the horses Oh, and the apples look delicious! You did get some great captures as always! Hope you're getting a break in the heat! Enjoy your week!

Taken For Granted said...

We have had about two inches of rain so far in August, about half an inch more than the whole month of July. Also it is cooler, and the grass has started to grow again. Yes, horses love wind fall apples.

Michelle said...

Beautiful, lush, and green!

Dianne said...

Wonderful refreshing rains ... I love your capture of raindrops dripping off wild apples ... Makes me want to reach out and pick one.

Snap said...

Beautiful! I could look at the horses in the pasture all day ... so relaxing!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos!! I really likes all of them! :)

Janie said...

What a pretty farm. Glad you had some rain. We finally had a small storm this morning, but the actual rainfall was negligible.

Leora said...

Good you got that needed rain. Love the wet apples. You live in a beautiful part of the world.

Valerie said...

Wonderful series of captures. That first shot could be a water colour painting! and a delicious shot of the apples. Thanks for sharing.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots. Rain is such a welcoming release. We in the great PNW must love the rain because we have so much of it. Now we haven't had any in all of August which seems strange. We are still green thank goodness. Love the bright greens in your pictures. The horses are enjoying the weather too. MB

Randy said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful area. Love the apples shot.

Viola said...

Photos full of adventure! :) So full of summer and joy! I think the horses love it there, and I can just guess how even more glad they will become when facing the fresh looking apples! :)
What a big lovely farmhouse!
And I love the misty look, especially on the last photo here! :)

Have lovely August days! July at my place has been rainy and quiet cold. I haven't even gone to swim in the sea this summer!



Rohrerbot said...

Apples and rain....yum!:)

Meoww said...

What a wonderful place! Horse farm ! Wow thats a new one for me.

George said...

We'd appreciate it if you could send some of that cool rain down this way. I really like your photo of the apples with the raindrops on them.

Jenn Jilks said...

Soooooo happy for rain!
Cheers from Cottage Country East!

Carver said...

Beautiful landscapes. I'm glad you got rain since you needed it.

Indrani said...

Green bright pictures. Brilliant mood!

Barbara said...

Lovely shots - such beautiful skies... Is there anything as delicious as summer rain after a spell of too hot weather?

Lew said...

Beautiful country you have there! We are below average in rain and above average in heat, but there has been enough rain to keep the fields green.

ladyfi said...

What a delicious rain - lovely shots!

Rajesh said...

Stunning landscapes.

Rambling Round said...

Ahh, everything is fresh after a big rain.

NatureFootstep said...

Ontario is a beautiful place and well captured by you. :)

Faye said...

This is a beautiful snapshot of your world--the pastoral scenes refreshed by recent rains. And I'm especially fond of your apple macro--may need to steal that subject for next week. Glad you spotted them before the horses.

kaye said...

I never get tired of looking at the beauty of your world. thanks so much for sharing.

jewaicious said...

What beautiful and calming captures of nature and scenery.

Linnea said...

What a stunning scene!

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