Photographer Catherine Lacey Dodd writes in an email:
"I grew up in the UK and rain [is] a part of everyday life, so when the drought came to an abrupt end in SoCal, I knew I not only needed to mark it in some way, but also to enjoy the experience and its sensory pleasures. My son donned his seldom worn rainboots and umbrella and we ran out into the neighborhood streets for this shoot, splashing in the puddles, capturing the motion of the water and sheltering under the umbrella."
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