Today’s image was actually taken yesterday on my way out to the car to head off to work. It was in between down pours of rain. I passed this sycamore leaf soaking in the parking lot and had to take the shot.
The somber beauty that presents itself during a steady rain is very profound. Rain is a transitional period. Often it is the period of time after a harsh wind or electrical storm, the calm after the storm. It is also the nourishment to the earth prior to the sunny day that comes after. I can’t help but think of it metaphorically as a funeral. It may seem sad for us to have to attend but we must learn to recognize the beauty of the life that was before and the potential of the life that goes on after.