Monday, March 14, 2016

"Lion" weather

March has certainly come in like a lion. We've had rain, wind, snow, sleet, and general bluster.

Yesterday we had a storm cell that came through with sheets of rain. It left swampland and streamlets behind.

Then suddenly -- and I mean abruptly -- the sun broke through and lit up a brilliant rainbow. The end of the rainbow was smack-dab on top a neighbor's house (I took a photo to prove it) so I'll advise them to start digging for gold.

The other end of the rainbow was visible through the trees.

Later the eastern part of the sky showed mammatus clouds...

...while the western sky had a last rain cloud lit up by the setting sun.

You know what they say about the weather: If you don't like it...


  1. In answer to your weather Alabama we say just wait 5 minutes and it will change!!!!!!!! Beautiful rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Patrice, you sure have the gift of photography. Thank you again for sharing.
    Montana Guy

  3. Those don't look like mammatus clouds. They are much too scattered and unconnected and free-floating. Wikipedia actually has some good photos of mammatus clouds in the gallery section of this entry:

    Or the gallery here:

    Also, there's this excellent book on clouds:
    and the related association of enthusiasts:

    ...Because some of us reallllly like clouds and weather patterns!

  4. Beautiful photography, Patrice.

    It's always fun to see my weather, this time complete with rainbows,on your site!

    A. McSp

  5. Hi!
    First off your blog here is really interesting, and the scenery here is gorgeous! I really like it. I read your post on boarding school, the Traditional Catholic one in Oregon, with the beautiful pictures of the chapel and more. I'm interested in going, if it's still around. Do you have any more information about the school? Thank you so much!
    - Melanie R.

    1. Melanie, please email me privately:

      - Patrice

  6. Hi!
    First off, I want to say that I love your blog, especially these beautiful pictures right here.
    But also, I remember I found your blog by the boarding school post, Traditional Catholic school in Oregon. Do you know if it's still around? If it is, can you give me any information you can? Thank you so much, I'm interested in going to a Traditional Catholic Boarding School soon. Thank you so much!
    - Melanie Ragni