Still Pouring, Only Worse

January 21, 2016

“Still pouring, only worse.  Poor world, she looks so desolate and depressed, as if she did not know what to do with all the wet.  The earth won’t hold anymore.  The sea is full and the low clouds are too heavy to hold up.  The sky leaks, earth oozes, so the wetness sits in the air between and grumbles into your breath and bones . . . ”
— Emily Carr, from Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist

“Everything broods today, the sky low and heavy.  Was there ever a sun?”
— Emily Carr, from Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist

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Winter wetness

Puddles at Green Lake

Puddles at Green Lake

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Rain-soaked path

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6 Responses to “Still Pouring, Only Worse”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    It’s interesting — I usually prefer color, but the black and white photo of the path appeals to me more than the one with the green grass. I do like the tiny patch of reflected blue in the color photo, though.

    Still, my favorite is the first. I’m longing for some sort of winter here, and cold, gray, and gloomy would do, in the absence of snow.

  2. Janet McIntosh Says:

    When I read “Emily Carr” I thought, “There’s someone who knew rain!” And it is comforting to know it has been known before. Thank you for sharing all of your resources; I think I’ll go to the library today!

  3. kittybluhm Says:

    Beautiful! Grateful for your post

  4. Anne Timlick Says:

    Emily’s words with your images capture the weathery wet view from my window
    💓 and resonate with the sorrow in my heart.

  5. John Coleman Says:

    Oh, Rosemary. That first photo, absolutely stunning. Thank you, John


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