school daze 2014 036 The heart-shaped rain drop. This photo was taken by my 8 year-old grandson last summer. While on a long, rainy drive I let him play with my camera after raindrop races got boring. He kept seeing shapes in the raindrops (“Hey, this one looks like….!”) so I got back about a dozen pictures of raindrops on the car windows.

school daze 2014 084A wheelbarrow next to the garage filled with rainwater last summer. Before he started playing in it, my youngest grandson discovered he could see his reflection, “just like a mirror!” His big brother, with my old camera around his neck, also took a couple pictures of the wheelbarrow, but quickly discarded the camera in favor of playing with, and in, the rainwater.