3 from 3 – rainy days for #SundayStills

Road Trippin’

Three days of driving, and three days of afternoon storms with heavy rain battering us along the way.

driving rain
driving rain – day 1 storm

It certainly made for some interesting views during our 1700km road trip!

rain on windscreen
rain on windscreen – day 2 storm

Some of the storms were so bruising we actually had to pull over off to the side of the road as it was safer than trying to soldier on! The rain drops were so big and heavy, not to mention the lightning and thunder.

rain on the way
rain on the way

Hot and humid

We eventually made it to Queensland where the weather is hot, steamy, stormy and oh so humid. I’m not used to the humidity but the rain when it comes is quite refreshing before things get steamy again!

sunshine through the clouds over the marina
sunshine through the clouds over the marina

But we are near the water so the skies are beautiful and after the rain there is always the possibility of a rainbow, as there was this morning 🌈

rainbow on Sunday morning
rainbow on Sunday morning

What’s the best thing to do when it rains?

Jumping in puddles as I approach my last year in the 50s
Me jumping in puddles as I approached the last year in my 50s

Jump in puddles of course!

wet leaves
wet leaves after the rain

I’ve enjoyed sharing some rainy day shots from our recent travels. We are very fortunate to be able to travel here in Australia, and I definitely don’t take it for granted believe me.

Next week the prompt for #SundayStills is Best Black and White photos – I hope you can join in. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers and see how they interpret Terri’s weekly prompts. Also linking up for Denyse’s #lifethisweek where the prompt is Share your Snaps.

I like people who smile when it’s raining!

Debbie 🙂

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37 Replies to “3 from 3 – rainy days for #SundayStills”

  1. How nice that a miserable drive could translate so perfectly into the theme for your Sunday blog post Deb. Very fortuitous indeed – and also a lovely family time to make the tough trip so worthwhile x

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    1. Yes they were pretty intense Deb but it was worth it to be with our daughter and grandson. The marina is just beautiful to look over every day. Sending blue skies your way 😀


  2. aaaah Queensland summer. I got caught in a downpour driving back from the station on Thursday and had to pull over – couldn’t see a thing. When it rains up here it really rains.

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  3. Yes, what Leanne said, Debbie! But all that rain is not fun, nor all that safe to drive in either! We had similar conditions when we drove from Calfornia to Spokane through Oregon–it rained the entire time in Oregon and I also got road splash from following hubby’s truck! Nice pics of the road and thank you for taking the time out to share your rainy day(s)!

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  4. Hi Deb, I love a good stormy afternoon but not when I’m driving. When Luisa was dying we had to come home to collect some things and drive back to Brisbane. Both times, there was torrential rain on the freeway and you couldn’t see the car in front. I’m glad you arrived safe and sound and yes, to hot and humid Qld although the last few days I can feel Autumn starting to arrive. Always love a rainbow too! Hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday and spending time with that gorgeous grandson of yours. xx

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    1. Hi Sue, stormy weather is great to try to capture while a passenger in the car, I’m glad I wasn’t driving through it at the time! I’m thinking your autumn is very different to ours as the mornings at home have already started being decidedly cooler temps. I will appreciate the crisp air when we get home that’s for sure but I’ll miss spending time with my daughter and grandson. It’s been great to see them again. And also to catch up with you!

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  5. I really like the day 2 shot – the blue mixed in with the rain. I also love trying to take photos of rain in the distance but I can never get it working right. I love that you can see where it’s a storm and where it starts and ends. I’m still a little scarred from the fires and drought so am very happy still when it rains. I guess that will wear off eventually but, for now, it keeps me cheery when the weather is cr$p

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    1. Yes that one appealed to me too Lydia with the big fat rain drops hitting the windscreen. The fires are in our memories too as our house was in the direct path until a late wind change saves it but ended up taking out other houses instead. I love trying to capture storms and rain shots so this prompt was very timely.


  6. Oh yes, it’s certainly been humid and hot here lately. We haven’t had any rain in my part of the state so we’ve had the high temperatures but not quelled by the rain / storms which usually happens in Qld.

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    1. Even today the clouds are starting to form up as if it will storm but many times it’s just a show and no action! I’ll be going home to real ‘autumn’ weather which will feel strange after getting used to this heat and humidity!!


  7. I enjoy driving in light rain, there’s something very me against the world about it. You’re in your bubble, hurtling along, and the rain streams down outside unwavering. There’s something charming about it. The clouds, rainbows and light beams certainly don’t hurt either! Beautifully captured.

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    1. Yes I know what you mean Suger, light rain is fine to drive in as you say but storms can be scary! Thanks doe your visit and comment on my post and photos. You have a lovely way with words!


  8. Some great photo’s there. I love the rain but I don’t like driving in it! I know what you mean by the Qld humidity. I live here but don’t cope very well with it. We had stormy, rainy weather on our recent holiday at Burleigh Heads and it was actually quite nice because it kept the humidity and general heat down and I still got my walks in. Once it cleared up we had beautiful blue skies but the humidity was unbearable!

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    1. Thanks Min! We’ve managed to get our bike rides in so I’m happy! I’m so glad you enjoyed your time away and it’s more about the change of scenery and people we see rather than the weather isn’t it?


  9. You did not have to look far to find rainy day photos, Deb. You logged significant kilometres in a short amount of time. Seeing family and friends, a treat. The rainbow over the boats is stunning. I actually love the rain and my white noise is pouring rain to help me sleep. Thank you for sharing a fun and interesting post.xx

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  10. Driving in belting rain can be scary and I have been known to pull over. Of course, I know how excited you were to be going to Qld and why but February and humid …well, thank goodness for air con!!

    Thanks so much for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, we are #11 and the optional prompt is Floral. Hope to see you there and in the meantime, may you be well, may you be safe and may you be content. Denyse.

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