the rain it raineth…

My version of the painting “The Rain It Raineth Every Day” an 1889 oil-on-canvas painting by the Newlyn School artist Norman Garstin and is perhaps his best known work. Unfortunately I couldn’t quite match the location and sadly there was no-one daft enough to be out in the torrential rain even with an umbrella!


  1. restlessjo says:

    Rain? In Cornwall??? It’s a wonderful painting, and not a bad shot, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Should have Photoshopped some people into it 😂

      1. restlessjo says:

        Nah! Who needs people?

    2. Heyjude says:

      And I also need to time it when the tide is in and splashing over the promenade! I think the location is about right, but the buildings have obviously changed over the years and the flagpoles obscure the church.

  2. Great idea – in a painting you can ‘add’. I like the photo too as it is.

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s true!

  3. A recent photo, I presume. Wet week or wet day?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Wet week on and off. Bucketing it down on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

  4. >there was no-one daft enough to be out in the torrential rain even with an umbrella
    Um, unless you used a drone for this shot, I suspect you were, ahem, “daft enough”. 😉 I love those footprints!

    The rain raineth here every day too, since October I think. It’s truly dire. Checking for mould has become one of my weekly rituals. 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Funny you should mention the footprints. There was an information board about them, something to do with dances, but it was raining so hard by then I didn’t stop to read it. I shall have to go back.

      1. I did wonder how they got there. It seemed unlikely they’d be natural, with the rain pounding down.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I was reading an article recently saying that Australia is becoming unliveable, due to extreme weather events and house insurance premiums being so high that a lot of people are underinsured.

        2. I think ‘unliveable’ is an exaggeration. But yes, there are challenges, as in every country.

        3. Heyjude says:

          I think it was referring to high insurance costs.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Rain here today too. Not so humid now though. We had some uncomfortable nights earlier this week.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Wild and windy here! We had a nice day yesterday, but the rest of the week has been a mixed bag – especially on the day of this photo when I had to find something to do whilst the car was in for its MOT and service!

  6. It is a beautiful photograph. I found it particularly appealing as it seems so long ago since I saw really heavy rain. Amelia

  7. That looks much worse than anything we have had recently! Give it time …

    1. Heyjude says:

      We have had a couple of really bad afternoons which turned into rather lovely evenings. Saves me watering the garden!

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Looks wet just like here 🌧️

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Megan, something good out of a very wet afternoon!

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