Weather or not…………..

According to the met office, we are due to have showers all day today.
According to the local forecast, we are due to have sunny spells and cloudy skies.
Put the two together and you’ve got sunshine intermixed with rain, so getting to walk the dog is going to be balancing act.
weather radarHubby was up early, did some blog work, and around 8am took the dog up for a wee and had a shower, leaving her in the car.
He hadn’t been gone long when the skies opened and I thought he’d be ‘well pleased’ as he had no coat and neither did her ladyship.
I got up, cleaned through the boat and prepared breakfast. When he got back, they were both dry having missed the previous shower anyway.

We checked the weather for the nth time (no mention of rain at all locally) and decided to walk up into town thus giving Maggie and ourselves some extra exercise.
It was glorious as we walked along the back roads to the bank, then thought we’d go and light candles for The Dads as we hadn’t done so since Father’s Day.

We think of our Dads every day, but every so often we’ll go into the Abbey and light a candle for them, then sit quietly for about half an hour with our memories watching the flames flicker and wave as we imagine them in conversation.
There was as service going on in our preferred chapel, so we were at Our Lady, Queen of Peace.
our ladyour lady official

We lit our candles and put them side by side in the centre of the front row.
The Abbey was busy with visitors and at one stage I thought Maggie might get her tail trodden on, but she was exceptionally good today, tucking herself completely out of the way under the bench.

It was still sunny when we came out, so we intended walking back along The Ham, though when we entered the field, we noticed a large flock of sheep in the distance and thought better of it.
It isn’t that Maggie worries sheep or tries to herd them up, it’s just that this year appears to be a bumper year for ticks, and although she is protected to an extent with a repellent, well, we didn’t want to take any chances of her picking something up in the grass.
Not to worry though, we had a lovely walk back along the lock, and any bad weather held off.

The sky became overcast about 1pm, and we had one of the biggest downpours ever.
We could hardly see out of the bow as stair rod rain hit us for at least a quarter of an hour, and I for one would not describe that as ‘a shower’!
Less than an hour later, it’s brilliant sunshine again, so I’m on the lookout for that rainbow.

Note:
rainbows feature in my next post, which time wise, should have come before this one.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Weather or not…………..

  1. Yep sounds about right…sunshine..thunder…sunshine…hehe.

  2. colinandray says:

    I love the weather forecasts “Today will be partially cloudy with a chance of showers. We are watching this air mass to the North which could possibly produce significant thunder storms, but if this high pressure area to the South pushes through, then we should have clear skies. Current temperatures are expected to remain throughout the day unless either of the two weather patterns reach our area in which case we could experience a significant rise or fall in temperature”
    Translation: Prepare for damn near anything except typhoons! šŸ™‚

  3. Glad the downpour was nice enough to wait until after your outing!

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