Friday, 20 December 2013

Power Showers

After two days of fairly consistent rain, which we enjoyed watching from the French windows, it's clearing up today and tomorrow it looks like being the start of a run of days with temperatures in the upper teens. It took its time today though, which is why we were treated to some beautiful scenes out on the bay of passing storms, some of which were pretty heavy, but most of which passed us by.

We'd just finished a nice cup of coffee from the cafetière (and a nice slice of home-made flapjack) when the sky began to darken again and I dashed inside for the camera. So, here are a few shots of the showers that drifted across the view from the house, going East-West, but missing us...


  1. What marvellous views.
    I don't suppose you could ever tire of sitting there looking into the distance.
    It brings to mind the lines from the poem:

    What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.

    I guess I would do little else.

    1. Thanks for the comment P. Very sage words too. One could add:
      "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." - Attributed to Dale Carnegie