Monday, November 19, 2012

Fifth Floor Window Rains


Many of you are very familiar already with my 5th Floor Window scenes, most specifically sunsets. I guess the 5th Floor Window will be known for sunsets. But there's a lot more with it. If only I am a writer, i can make a lot of stories inspired by my 5th Floor Window. What about the drama of real people i chanced upon once-in-a while! The drama of birds are there too, just this morning I saw one dead pied fantail  at the corner of my ledge, with head looking up at me! I will post its picture in a later post. The only thing i haven't seen there yet is an airplane diving down, knock on wood! But i see lots of airplanes and helicopters, and oh yes the jets leaving white smokey trails, they are all there.  And I hope one of these days, i can capture a flight of a UFO, a real one! But who knows I might already have seen one, just that i didn't know how to look. And one more thing, i still have to watch the real meteor showers from my 5th floor window.

And now I have something for you, the rains!

 This is one of the more familiar views of my normal window scenes

 ...also one of the normal sunsets!

 Then suddenly i got this hazy sunset view despite the bright sun there at the horizon!

 my sunset view now becomes a surreal painting

 Big drops of rains so suddenly fall, a bit slanting from left due to strong wind

 This small hut owned by an old man got a thorough drenching. I know the man still use firewood in cooking his food, and he dries his chopped wood near this hut. Sometimes his area gets flooded after heavy rains. I hope he has enough firewood inside his hut to cook his food.

 these banana plants at the back of the old man's hut will benefit from the sudden downpour

 this fruit tree, housing many birds and insects will also welcome this rain beautifully

 this photo suddenly looks like an old picture from an old photo album

...and my basil, kangkong, orchid and ampalaya plants at the window ledge are certainly happy!

That rainfall only lasted for 15 min. It didn't come with any announcement at all, like cloudy skies or drizzles. The sun is hot there in the horizon as if it is just a very ordinary day. It just happened suddenly. And just like how it appeared, it also suddenly went off, just like that. I am awed, but most of us liked it. I love having a  5th floor window!



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27 comments:

  1. what wonderful group of photographs especially the foggy one.You are writing a story but yours is visual text.

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  2. Ahh tropical storms! I have memories of those torrential downpours you guys usually have. Great shots as always Andrea! Love the way the gradient of the city scape looks like at the foreground of the setting sun. You have lovely views from where you are :)

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  3. Like they say, the view from the top must be awesome, and you have just watched nature's drama unfold.

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  4. Incredible pictures Andrea! so lovely to see-I'd be there all day looking out at such a view.

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  5. Every view is magical, but may favorite is the one with the fog. Beautiful....

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  6. Beautiful photos. I love the sunset shots.

    Mine are here and here.

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  7. WOW! Amazing! Wonderful shots.

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  8. Fabulous from your 5th floor window, Andrea.... I would be looking out of that window ALL of the TIME... I love seeing the heavy rain --but I always love those sunset... Wow!!!

    Hope you and your family/loved ones have a fabulous week.
    Betsy

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  9. What gorgeous shots Andrea. I love those skies. Looks like a hard downpour you got there. Have a great week.

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  10. Oh, wow! How I liked your photos of fifteen minutes of a spectacular rainfall. You are right about this looking like surreal paintings. It is certainly keeping your part of the world green. :)

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  11. Very nice, I like the way you posts have a progression. Funny how nice it is connect to you in a very different place.

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  12. Andrea, it's like a whole other world with the rain coming down. I see all the depth in the pictures and the buildings look fascinating to me. Rain comes and goes with us as well....but when it comes, everyone stops and watches this wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I haven't been around....cooler temps have kept me out on the trails reaching a personal goal. I'll be off and on commenting over the course of the next several weeks as the year comes to a close. But I'll still be around. Hope you are well:) Kreesh

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  13. The view from your fifth floor window is as beautiful during the rain as it is during sunsets. I think perhaps your window will become famous.

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  14. What a great display of orange through your window. They are lovely...especially the one you shared on MoM. So many gradations and so much depth. Thank you for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  15. Thats a remarkable rain storm! My latest post on my other blog is about rain - if you have time you may like to pop over and have a look!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  16. The weather sure looks to be very changeable out your window! Beautiful too.

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  17. Amazing photos. I love the hut and trees in the rain.

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  18. beautiful! and what a nice story you built around these photos!

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  19. I love your beautiful photos Andrea. And your plants are growing well in the heat and humidity of your picture window.

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  20. Those are fabulous! Each picture on its own is perfect and together it's a wonderful series! Your window frames what look like beautiful changing paintings.. How wonderful.

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  21. Lovely photos. A Happy Thanksgiving Day.

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  22. Andrea, your photos are beautiful. I love these captures from your window. The rain shots are amazing, thanks for sharing your world. Have a great day!

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  23. amazing pix....love the tropical downpour effects, and your sunsets are spectacular....

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  24. Those are so amazing and that rain was quite a downpour.

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  25. What a gorgeous series!! I love that golden haze!!! And you got really good shots of the rain, too!! That can be a tricky thing to capture!!

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