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Friday, March 6, 2015

Rain at Last

The whole country has been sweltering lately, with higher than average temperatures.  Some areas in particular are getting short on water, which is rather a worry.  Some farmers are in dire straits, and keen gardeners ( not us, of course) have to restrict their watering.  But we have been getting some good steady rainfall today, so hopefully that will go some way to give the ground a good watering.

We were treated to a lovely sight the other night, when a rainbow hovered over our village.  Isn’t that lovely!  We all know that a  rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky, and takes the form of a multicoloured arc.   Maybe so – but is still seems quite a magical experience to me.

P3040057 Rainbow watching over us

When the rainbow had done it’s dash, the sun started dropping in the west and coloured the clouds a lovely orange.  Isn’t nature wonderful!

P3040062 Red sky at night

1 comment:

Marilyn McDonald said...

Haven't seen the rainbows but it was wonderful to see the rain clouds coming in Friday and yesterday. The ground has had a pretty good soaking but I am sure a few more days of it would be welcomed by farmers.
I the storm last night our tree fuschia snapped off - appropriately, just a the point where Rob the gardener and I had discussed pruning it back to! I've taken 8 cuttings, planted two and potted the others. So if you'd like one and are coming past pop in and collect it. Cheers, Marilyn