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It got a bit ‘torrent’ today

June 29, 2014
The rain begins. There's still all kinds of blue sky but not for long.

The rain begins. There’s still all kinds of blue sky but not for long.

Today was my day to sleep in, so I joined a Sunday already well in progress.

It was early afternoon when I finally bestirred myself to get out of bed and go get my first coffee. I really don’t think it had been raining before that. I only felt the first drops of water a block from my parkade sleeping spot. Two blocks later the rain was steady.

It was the best kind of rain too — big fat drops of warm water — the fast-developing puddles were room temperature (I checked). If they had been large enough I might have been tempted  go all “Labrador Retriever” and roll around in one.

Don’t think I’m kidding.

After I was in McDonald’s — just after — the real rain storm arrived; a glorious tropical monsoon.

A bit of good clean fun

Bye-bye fresh water! A storm drain earns its pay.

Bye-bye fresh water! A storm drain earns its pay.

I was right back outside trying to catch a nice “rain shot”. I stood in traffic, dipped both myself and my camera in the rushing gutter runoff and crouched to get a good fantail of water as the traffic rushed by.

Wow, I got soaked for this? Eastbound traffic on West Broadway Avenue.

Wow! I got soaked for this? Eastbound traffic on West Broadway Avenue.

And yes, I did manage to get one or two good fantails of water, I just didn’t get any good photos of any.

The storm was a real “Pineapple Express” — here and gone in less than half an hour — a whole day’s rain over a coffee break, neat!

The storm left clean, glistening surfaces in its wake; streets, cars, buildings — everything looked so much better for the dousing.

So thanks, we needed that.

apre-torrent

Minutes after the storm passed. You couldn’t pay for that kind of cleaning job!

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One Comment
  1. Slowcrow permalink

    Lol! 99.9% of the locals ‘missed’ the whole thing. You not only noticed, but took the time to document ‘the experience……… ‘ Thanks! (going Labrador Retrieve r— ‘not kidding’ hahaha…… Perfect!

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