Monday, April 26, 2021

Cloudy with a chance of rainbows

The weather report called for only a small chance of rain yesterday afternoon.

That was enough, apparently, for quite a downpour. I won't go so far as to call it a gully-washer, but it was a steady heavy rain that lasted several hours. Just before sunset, the sun broke through and made for some gorgeous conditions.

The sun shone through a small break in the clouds, lighting up all the rain. The result, inevitably, was a gorgeous double rainbow.

The sun shone through the wet trees, making them magical.

If you look carefully, you can see the rain still coming down in this photo.

A herd of deer across the road didn't seem to mind the wet. Not that they had much of a choice...

A shaft of sunlight lit up this little lady.

Mr. Darcy tracked her intently.

The whole spectacle must have lasted fifteen minutes before the sun finally set.

This morning, no surprise, was foggy, though early sun shone through and lit up the yard, including the bird feeder.

We needed the rain, so I'm glad the weather didn't listen to the weather report.


  1. The rainbow pictures are wonderful. The storms where sun and rain intermingle are always the most spectacular.

  2. We are so blooming dry tptb are already warning about toxic stock dams. Enjoy your rain!

  3. Happy you got rain! I remember the dry springs out west, and how much the spring flowers love those rains...however brief! Those rainbow pics are awesome!

  4. The rainbows are spectacular. I don't know if folks out West have any superstitions about rain while the sun is shining but here in the eastern mountains there are two. One is if it rains while the sun is shining it'll rain tomorrow at the same time. The other is that the devil is beating his wife. It's obvious that one theory is subject to observation and the other is far more speculative.