Weekly Photo Challenge__Local

I am very fond of my car.  I love driving, and look forward to freeway miles when I go out of town.  I also live in the Seattle area, known, perhaps unfairly, for its rain.  One day at work, there was a brief, heavy rainstorm.  Before the storm, the sky was partly cloudy and pleasantly warm.  For about 20 minutes, and very abruptly, we had heavy rain, small hail, and near-darkness.  We are in a weather “convergence zone”, so we often get these little storms.  Half the people in our building were planted in front of the windows, exclaiming over the weather outside (made more dramatic by the pounding rain on the plastic skylights far above our heads).  My car was parked opposite my closest window.


Mine is the red one.  It’s an Acura RDX.  Below is a car parked a few spaces away from mine.  Notice the hubcap-deep water!


After about half an hour, the storm was over, and all that water had drained away.  But it was spectacular while it lasted.