Sunshine and showers.

We have low pressure and winds from the north west are sweeping across the country. With the low sun earlier on  there were huge dark clouds, laden with rain, waiting to drop onto already sodden ground. Peeking underneath the clouds a bright sun burst through and shone across the road.  It turned the cloud base orange, but I could not see a rainbow, perhaps it was behind the buildings.

I took these photos.  The tree across the road is in flower although its only December. It usually flowers in March.

Looking round the garden, we still have blue Lobelia flowers, also begonias, a fuchsia, a nasturtium.. these should be gone by now but it has been mild , too mild. ….

Talking about rainbows.  Years ago I stepped out if college and onto the street. There was a sprinkling of rain, and dark clouds. The sun was low and bright. I saw a beautiful rainbow only a few yards in front of me. It was actually touching the ground. I did that thing you do in dreams, I chased it! I kept chasing and it kept moving away. In the end, after about 100 yards, I gave up. I just stood and marvelled at the beauty of it until it faded……

 

 

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