Following a frigid week of brutal sub-zero temperatures in central Ontario, we’re experiencing a late January, one-day, mega-thaw.

It began yesterday with temps hovering around zero and bouts of freezing rain. Today we’ll reach 10C with rain all day — last week’s snow a seeming distant memory.

I can think of lots of reasons why this temperature fluctuation isn’t necessarily a good thing, however suffice to say that while it isn’t the friendliest collie-walking weather it happily captures the gentle imagination of one of our safely sequestered felines.

Yesterday, 9-month-old JJ enjoyed a few moments mesmerized by the rain drops as they pooled and poured down the kitchen window. His fascination so mesmerized me that I captured it.

And, as one thing leads to another, I am now reminded of a short poem I conjured some years ago on a somewhat similar day when I caught myself staring out the window — rainspotting.

No … no one took my picture … 😉




Relentless rain —

As thy roving, wondering

Droplets drip and dance

Down my weather-beaten pane,

I muse at how so

Fresh you fall

And the short time you remain.


Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


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