Here Come the Rains
Here Come the Rains
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Though that silly ‘60s pop radio hit – Seattle, from the sitcom Here Come The Brides – was all about “The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle,” the truth is that this can be one very soggy place to live – so soggy, in fact, that I once joked that the national dress of Seattle is Gor-Tex. Another popular joke around here is that Seattleities don’t tan, they rust.


We’ve had a good summer, but with the falling leaves of fall we’re subjected now to a spell of bitter winds and torrential rain, and winter seems closer than summer will ever be. Some sure signs that fall is officially upon Seattle is….T-shirts are gone and everyone looks like they’re gearing up to spend the day on a walkabout in Siberia; …The locals wear Birkenstock socks with their sandals;… You leave for work in the morning and it’s dark. You come home, it’s dark. It’s dark, it’s dark, it’s very dark.


And perhaps worse of all, is that Seattle newbies tend to get somewhat over-excited about buying all that fashionable rainwear, and then go around kicking the puddles much like Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain.


Olympus OM1 & Zuiko 50/1.2
Kodak Tri-X (@200)
HC-110 (Dil.H – 1:63 @ 7:30 minutes)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan




  • Rains, rains, rains, here it comes.

  • I've only been to the Seattle area once back in the early 1980's. It was about this time of year but I got lucky. The week I was there it was gorgeous. Clear, sunny days and I was unfortunate to be ugraded on my rental car to a Mustang convertible. Sometimes the gods smile down on you.

    Love the image concept and your execution here Well done, John.