Shelter and Dreams of an Umbrella

Posted by Shayla Simmons — 31 Oct 2012

An umbrella has many purposes, one being the obvious: shelter from rain or snow. Since umbrellas come in an array of colors, shapes and sizes they happen to be a very stylish way to stay dry from the impending doom of a storm.  But, to a child an umbrella can be a vehicle for imagination.  An umbrella can carry a child to distant lands with a single bound just like Mary Poppins or drift them across seas, gently rocking them to sleep like Alice in Wonderland.

Of course, as the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast of the U.S. is all too evident, we offer a 'nod' to the trusty portable shelter of the umbrella and its ability to keep us dry in 'most' cases!  We hope you'll enjoy these amazing images of this oft-overlooked stormy weather friend.

All of us at JPG send our thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery to all affected by this terrible natural disaster.


Umbrella Repair Man, Milano, Italy by Bruce Martin



under the umbrella by Gilbert Rodriguez



What A Glorious Feeling by Lauren Coakley



+.Dreaming of Another world.+ by Laureen Armengau



Umbrellas, Lishui, China by Michael Kirchoff



the umbrellas by Lukman Anas



Red Umbrella In The Field by Silvijo Selman



Rainy Day by bagrat 



can't let go. by Holly Carpenter



Umbrellas by Bill Gekas



maestro. by Andris Barbans



Picnic by Dariusz Klimczak



Umbrella Dance by Hector Arce



The last homely house ... or so we thought ... by Roberts Birze

Get out with an umbrella and compose your story, upload your images and share the links in the comments.  As you browse the site, collect your favorite JPG umbrella photos and post the link below in the comments area for us all to check out.

As Rihanna say's "You can stand under my umbrella."


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