Tender leaves

August 10th, 2013, 1pm

For a relatively dry area in the summer, according to long term residents of Charlottesville, it has been really coming down lately.

Since I moved here in July, it has been raining almost every day. We’ve seen it all. Summer showers, storms, flashing floods. As I am writing these lines, the rain keeps falling outside.

A few weeks ago, our building woke up to a small natural disaster. A soaked tree branch, unable to resist to the weight of so much water, broke and fell down on the parking lot. It was big enough to wreck 3 unfortunate cars, parked underneath.

Here the scene is similar. Only not an alarming, but a tender, urban one. A plant still soaked and heavy from a recent storm, having lost a great amount of its petals and poise, is leaning for a little support to the first thing come its way —a car’s hood.

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