I’ll admit that when I headed to work on Monday, I had a sneaky suspicion I would end up soaked all day.
Trying to postpone the inevitable I cruised through downtown Bremerton looking for a quick umbrella shot to go with a storm story. I parked along Pacific waiting for umbrellas to appear when I noticed how the rain was coming down so hard that it made everything outside my windshield look all painterly. I composed my shot and waited a good hour for the perfect red umbrella to appear…and I stayed all warm and dry in my car the whole time.
I then headed to Port Orchard to cover flooding where I got drenched, water went over the top of my galoshes and my car stalled out after driving through a lake on a freeway on ramp… but hey at least I was dry for that one hour!
The view through a rain soaked windshield causes a painterly effect as a pedestrian with an umbrella walks along Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Wash. on Monday, November 19, 2012. (Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun)