I did the soggy walk home last week, plodding along looking for a “rain photo” I watched the rain drops splashing on the ground and the reflection of my orange umbrella flashing in and out of the puddles as I passed. I combined the two and looked for a puddle big enough to show the raindrops and the reflection but the rain stopped before I found this puddle and I only have the reflection to show for my search.
This isn’t my first big orange umbrella. I used to have a reputation for losing my umbrella so when I found my first orange umbrella it was a “must purchase”. You know the ones I mean, when you really shouldn’t spend that much on something that you don’t really need, it was definitely a want rather than a need, and at the wrong side of payday, but I bought it anyway.
I had the umbrella for ages, so long in fact that it started to break before I lost it. One of the ends came off and I kept it safe in my purse to sew back on later. Then … I lost the umbrella. I don’t know where it went – obviously, or it wouldn’t be lost.
A few weeks later I had a text from my sister … ” sent you a parcel, the postman’s going to have to be clever to get this one through the letterbox”.
I waited, and sure enough a parcel arrived. It was a new orange umbrella wrapped up in brown paper and sent through the post 🙂
And the postman did push it through my letterbox 😀