Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Here Comes the Rain Again...

If there's one thing Filipinos have mixed feelings about, it has to be RAIN. Why? Because we are ever so tired of the traffic jams and flooding that the rains bring, yet come summertime, there is nothing that we pray for more fervently...than for RAIN.

But the logical person that I am loves the rain anyway, since the problems it brings are really man-made. Rain, in itself, is refreshing...some kind of cleansing.  I love the smells...of the raindrops hitting the hot pavement...of the earth fresh from a shower... and the sounds...as it hits the roof...the splash when the car goes through a puddle...

However, the one thing I do not like about the rain is getting my feet wet...I always used to worry about what shoes to wear in the rain...thank God for Crocs!

And as we are now at the height of the Rainy Season, here's a LO of Bianca playing in the rain. This picture was taken last year, about a week after Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) hit.  We had just finished packing relief goods for the typhoon victims and as a treat for the kids, we let them play outside in the rain.

Title: Rainy Days
Journaling: Bianca loves rainy days because she gets to go outside with her umbrella. 10-01-09
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned papers, rub-on tape, pom-pom lace, buttons, glitter chipboard heart - Kiki Art; Letter Stickers - Basic Grey; Mist - Tattered Angels; Pen - American Crafts; Misc fiber

The papers are from the Water Rain collection -- perfectly purple, currently Bianca's favorite color. Aside from the tape rub-ons and glitter chipboard, Kiki-Art also now carries some lace and buttons...all so much fun to play with!


Kathy Martin said...

Very cool page!

Anonymous said...

Such a cool page - love the way you did the title!