April 23 - Rain (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose April. 23, 2019 550 views

Rain ... pretty annoying subject on dry days. So, how about this combination of draught and rain ? This is a wine barrel I bought some five years ago to turn it into a rainwater tank. One hour of heavy rain is enough to fill it completely (the house has a pretty big roof and all water ends up in this barrel), yet it's enough to water my plants for weeks when draught hits ...

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Jennifer Paire 1 year, 10 months ago

Love this picture and the narrative, too.

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Björn Roose Replied to Jennifer Paire 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you, Jennifer smile

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Jolien Dekens 1 year, 10 months ago

Haha yeah not a good time for rain pictures grinning Nice solution and great black and white image!

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Björn Roose Replied to Jolien Dekens 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Jolien. Actually it's raining here now. One day too late smile

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

Nice texture in the photo! One of my first jobs after college was in the office of a factory that made 55-gallon barrels, and we got a surprising amount of phone calls from people who wanted to use them to collect rainwater. This is my first time seeing a wine barrel repurposed for that though. smile Neat!

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 10 months ago

It was cheaper, just as good and better looking than the plastic one smile Thanks !

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Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

Love the black and white, textures and contrasts!

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you, Lynn smile

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Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

Great idea and I like the b&w capture! We've been talking for awhile about how to capture the rain since the water bill got so high after the hot summer - I really like your solution.

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

Mind you, you get the mosquitoes for free (they like to breed in that water) smile  And you will need a very big barrel if you have lots of plants or grass. I basically gave up on the grass ... Best thing is of course to drill a water pit, but since I'm renting and not owning I can't do that.

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Russell Smith Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

Thin layer of Pam or other cooking spray will kill them usually.

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Björn Roose Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Nah, I don't really care about the mosquitoes. They are in the garden and they don't eat me smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Well there goes that...out of the box.....thinking. Nice shot, love the texture.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Out of the box, into the barrel smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

😂👍

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

Way to go, Bjorn.  That's being very environmentally conscious!

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

I decided I could do better after buying this one and bought another one. The latter I'm filling with what's in the first in the wet season smile

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