Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

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What a miserable couple of days we've had......with the weather that is.  I've lost count the amount of times we've all got drenched this week.

One minute we're pootling along minding our own business then the next thing - before you know it - not even giving us a chance to take cover *bam* the heavens open up and we're left looking like a bunch of wally's all running in any direction, trying to find shelter.

Though the one good thing about all this rain is all the muddy puddles and opportunities to wear our wellies.  So shrugging our shoulders and giving up all hope late yesterday afternoon of the rain clearing we decided to jump in the car and head to the woods......a good half hour away from where we live.

Needs must sometimes.

At least we had some kind of head cover and the puddles 'oh' the puddles - jolly good fun for little kids {and big kids} alike.

You're never too old to jump, skip, splash and wade through squelchy, gooey, muddy puddles......in my opinion.

And the earth......blimey......mmmmmmmm - that woody, leafy, damp soil, earthy smell left me lifting my nostrils and inhaling that back down to ground level aroma.

The other thing I've noticed {over the years} is the birdsong when it rains.  It's seems to magnify tenfold - they all come out cheeping and chirping like they're doing some kind of mystical rain dance up in their trees......that or they are willing the worms to rise to the surface.

Not even the sight of me in my scarlet red wellies put them off their chorus though.


Anyway - what I'm trying to say in a roundabout kind of way is here's to putting up and getting on with the rain.  Finding opportune moments on the wettest of days and just going for it because what it all boils down to - even if it's the very last thing you fancy doing - sometimes you can find the fun.

I hope the rain isn't spoiling yours.

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Hello to Toot as in foot {I love that blog name} and Millefeuilles - welcome lovelies.