Tuesday, June 3, 2014

After the Rain

Rain entered the Indianapolis area 
late Monday afternoon. It fell heavily, 
straight down, for what seemed like an hour.
When I returned home later that evening, 
the sun had started to break through the clouds.
One could see patches of clear blue sky
behind the gray overcast.

I went to the edge of the property 
to take a few pictures of the sun 
as it settled in for the evening, 
just beyond the tree line.
I imagined its hot, round bottom
nestling down onto the rain-soaked ground
sending up the clouds of steam
that created the smoky backdrop
for the passing trucks on I-465.