Friday, November 7, 2008

Rain

It's officially autumn in Portland, Oregon. Our weather report predicts rain for the next week.
Many folks that transplant their lives to Portland become disillusioned as fall slips into winter and our rainy season begins. As a native Oregonian, we're said to have webbed feet, don't use umbrellas and we love rain.

Personally, I do use my umbrellas but I also love the rain!

What's better than the sound of rain on a rooftop, the patter of rain on trees in the forest or a windy, crashing storm during the winter along the coast? Rain keeps our state fresh, clean and GREEN. Rain inhabits a variety of emotions...sometimes sadness but also solitude.

Reflection. Relaxation. Quiet.

My Etsy finds for today are inspired by the rain...






Top to Bottom:

Storm - signed Giclee Print of an Original Painting by Klaart
Today's Meditation original photograph by Madelyn Mulvaney of Courage My Love
Rain City Lights by Beata Sasik Art Studio & Gallery
Winter Walk with Buddy original acrylic on canvas by Fran Caldwell of Hafendeg's Shop
Crossing - 8x10 metallic finish photograph by specularity
Showers Bringing the Flowers - original embroidery by Lucy Jackson
Promise by Ann Wilkinson Photography
I don't like rain without you - original ACEO painting by David Hayward of Hayward Art

All works displayed are handmade originals by the artists of Etsy. Please visit their shops by clicking the links above...shop, buy, love handmade. Thanks!


photos copyright artists listed.

text copyright pfeiffer photos 2008.

25 comments:

nakedpastor said...

thanks for honoring me by including me in this incredible collection. that's the coolest embroidery i've ever seen!

Ann Wilkinson said...

thank you for including me in this lovely collection of images. in utah where i live it doesn't rain enough, and i miss it terribly.

swell.life said...

some very awesome picks!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

pastor: You are welcome...I really enjoyed viewing your work in your Etsy shop. Hope this brings you some sales. :0)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

ann w: You're welcome also. I couldn't live in a place without rain. I've heard Utah does get lots of snow in the mountains--skiers love that!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

swell.life: Thanks--they inspired me!

Kerstin said...

so lovely.... I enjoyed looking at each thing, and listening to the mosic -
Kerstin

jewelstreet said...

Ooh, I love that third one! Great Etsy finds.

New England Quilter said...

It's raining here in New Hampshire. It will snow soon in the next month. Great finds today
Amy

http://newenglandquilter.blogspot.com/

All Wired Up TOO said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Very nice choices!

~ April ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

I love your rain-inspired Etsy picks!

Francesca said...

Wonderful selection of images! I quite agree about the rain, here in NW England we get lots of it and I do love it. City lights at night reflected in a wet pavement. Beautiful :)

Your blog is great and thanks for stopping by mine!

Mayhem said...

brilliant picks...and rain is awesome. I prefer warm rain, but cold rain isn't bad :)

Christopher And Tia said...

I've found that since I moved away 2 years ago, I miss the rain more than anything. I lived there all my life, and I have a silent countdown to the day that I can go jump in puddles again.

CT said...

Beautiful...just beautiful! - CT

sherry said...

Oh, I do my best thinking in the rain.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

kersten: thanks for the compliments, and for listening to my playlist (some don't prefer musical blogs). Thanks, too, for choosing to follow along on our photo adventures--will check you out soon at your blog!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

jewelstreet: Thanks--they are all so great; hard to choose just one to like!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

newenglandquilter: Snow...we've got it in the mountains but it doesn't come to town often we're so close to sea level at only 41 blocks off the river. At least the rain keeps the temp up. :0)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

all wired & april: Thanks, ladies and you're welcome...enjoyed your blogs!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

francesca: Thanks for choosing to follow us; liked your blog, too!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

mayhem: Yes, warm rain is best, but cold is okay as long as I'm not out in it, ha! :0)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

christopher&tia: Come back anytime...the rain will be happy you did!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

ct: They sure are...all of 'em!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

sherry: Sometimes I do, too. Especially at night when it's quiet. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note!

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