Hello ! It has been raining all day today (so, what's new ?) and as you can see from this beautiful Gustave CAILLEBOTTE's painting, Paris in the rain is rather grey.. Of course, to add insult to injury, today is also a Bank Holiday, but who wants to out in such dreary weather ? Even walking the dog is an unpleasant affair, especially when all you get afterwards is a smelly drenched animal. At least, we humans can carry an umbrella, which apparently goes back to 21 A.D. in its collapsible form, although that was used to protect on's face against the sun. Personally, I find them dreary,
nowhere as colorful as in Thailand sdschultz.com
They're also cumbersome to carry, except of course when you're a President giving a speech...
or the Queen going out for her daily stroll (note how the umbrella matches her plain little frock !).
hopeinalostworld.com thinks she got the idea of the transparent cover from Jessica Stamm at the Victoria's Secret show. I say good on you, Lilibet !
As for me, maybe as a frog, I should get this
but as I said, I am NOT a happy frog !
And I AIN'T no Rihanna either ....
Besides, I've lost so many of them
or upturned them and rendered them useless ...
Perhaps I should get this handy little device .. (trendsnow.com) though that baguette is gonna be very mushy indeed from all that dripping at the side !
Another useful invention (from Japan) : browsing the Internet while you're walking. Hmmm, no thanks, I already have an unfortunate habit of falling over when I'm looking in front of me ...
No, I'd rather be in Cherbourg and look like Catherine Deneuve
Please please, send us some sun if you've got some to spare,
We are drowning out here !!