I'm not one to feel all sad and dreary on a rainy day. I actually love the rain, apart from the fact that it prevents me from running and hiking outside. Rainy days are also some of my favorites to photograph - colors are, contrary to popular belief, actually more bold and full of depth on overcast days because the sun isn't washing them out. Here are just a few shots I took over the course of this wet week. I've always loved the way rain puddles on leaves like this and I noticed some picture perfect leaves waiting on my back porch to be photographed. I find beauty in strange and unusual places, what can I say? Now it's time for a warm cup of tea, some soup, and grilled cheese. Enjoy!