Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Thunderstorm

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

We’ve had some lovely hot, sunny weather lately and I’d been enjoying being in the garden, sitting on the bench reading my book or eating my lunch and catching up with the gardening. I wanted to clear one of the overgrown flowerbeds and make it into a vegetable plot.

Today I was planning to carry on with the clearing. I was just checking my emails before going outside, when I heard thunder. I looked up to see rain pouring down like stair rods! My washing! I’d washed lots of tops and T shirts and had laid them outside to dry flat in the sun. Now rain was hammering down onto them. I opened the back door thinking I’d run out and rescue them, but when I saw the rain I knew that I would have been soaked to the skin before I’d even got to them, so I stayed inside and watched with dismay as they got soaked instead!

This is a photo of my paved garden path which turned into a pond with more than an inch of water on it!

It’s stopped raining now and the sun has come out again, and my T shirts will have to start drying all over again. I’m sure we needed some rain, and we certainly got a lot of it, even though it didn’t last for long! My garden will have benefitted from it, won’t it?

Stone cold face

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The other day, I went out for a walk to look for some photos to take. I wanted to see if I could find some snowdrops. I love snowdrops, not just because they’re so beautiful, but because they’re a sign that winter will soon be over and Spring is on it’s way!

When it was very snowy I had wandered into the local churchyard because I could see a stone angel that I wanted to photograph. She was nice, but not brilliant because close up there wasn’t much detail or definition in her face. So I had wandered further into the churchyard, which I’d never done before, and I found a beautiful full length statue of a lady leaning against a cross. I took lots of photos of her face until my fingers got so cold I couldn’t take any more.

I wanted to go back again on my walk and take some more shots of her, but would you believe it, after a twenty minute walk, just as I got there, it started raining! So it was camera back in the bag and no photos!

Here’s one of the shots I’d taken previously. I think she’s beautiful. I want to go back and see what her age is, as the base was covered in snow when I first found her. As well as the beauty of her carved face, I love the way that weathering has gently coloured her and given her a bloom to her cheek.

Stone cold

I’ve found the Moon at last

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

After more than a week of cloudy, rainy skies we had a clear day with a lovely blue sky, so at last I managed to take a photo of the Moon.

I’d love to get a shot of it every day that it’s visible so that I could have a complete set of it’s different phases, but the weather often conspires against me. Hopefully over the months I can fill in the gaps to make up my collection. I know there are lots of brilliant photos available on the internet, shots taken with much better cameras than mine, but there’s something special and satisfying about taking your own photos.

Here’s one of them which I’m really pleased with. It’s not brilliant, but it’s good for a point and shoot camera. It’s a waxing, gibbous Moon 83% illuminated, 4 days away from being full. The photo was taken on the 26th January,2010 at 5.30pm.

Gibbous Moon

Wild night

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The weather was really wild last night! The wind was howling and blowing and banging things, and the rain was pounding on the windows. I thought it would keep me awake when I went to bed, but it didn’t. It was still raging when I woke up, but it had calmed down by the time I went downstairs for breakfast.
The weather man on the local radio said that the cold front has moved on and taken the cold weather of the last couple of weeks with it. The temperature was around 3 degrees today, instead of -3 degrees during the day, and -7 during the night last week. Today, instead of everyone saying ‘isn’t it cold’ as they have been, they were saying ‘isn’t it mild’. It’s good to have a break from the really cold weather, because for a few days last week, I just couldn’t get warm. Now I’m fine. With the end of the cold, there’s no more being late because I’ve forgotten to allow an extra 10 minutes to scrape the ice off the windscreen, but there’s also no more beautiful frosty trees and fences and leaves. When I went out a couple of days ago, there was a thick frost on the ground, a clear sky and a nearly full Moon. It was so beautiful! The silver blue light of the Moon shone and sparkled on the frost making it look like diamonds. It was gorgeous. I’m not sorry that the cold has gone, but I’m glad I saw the beautiful frost and snow while it was here.