Rhubarb and Rainbows.

We had a flash thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, and although it didn’t last very long, it was quite something.
For once, Maggie wasn’t worried and found a quiet corner to doze, so it adds fuel to the concern that her hearing is on the way out.
The rain came down fast and heavy, and the road was awash in minutes. The sky was that deep purply gray and the air was thick and charged. No lightning, but the thunder was pretty close and rumbled away in its own time frame.
Within minutes I was rushing for the camera as outside was one of the brightest rainbows I have ever seen. It was beautiful, and I opened the window to get a good shot, but couldn’t fit it all in so had to do it in two goes.

Now I don’t know if I’m imagining it, but the top picture could be showing a second rainbow, be it everso faint, which I didn’t notice at the time.
Hubby took the camera and shielding it from the rain with a tray, took this:
and I swear there’s a ghost of a second rainbow in the top left hand corner.
We’ve had double rainbows here before (you can just see it below)
This picture was taken late July last year, so maybe it’s simply Rainbow Season here.

You may recall we bought a rhubarb root a little while ago which seems to be doing rather well at the bottom of the garden. We’ve had a couple of sticks off it, and today decided to give it a good thinning out as we had quite a few skinny ones.
By the time I’d stripped them for a dessert, there wasn’t actually much in volume, so I added some fresh apricots picked from a neighbour’s tree earlier in the week and about ten small plums we’d picked at the picnic area. I stoned these two fruits and chucked the halves in with the rhubarb, then added some water and stewed them in the microwave.
Tangy or what……….. aka so sharp it would cut your throat, so I had to add sugar which then gave it a syn value.
I made up some instant custard, and made like a puree/coolie or whatever they call it dessert.
It was really good so nothing was wasted.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to Rhubarb and Rainbows.

  1. Carol Anne says:

    yummy! that dessert sounds delish! And wow on the rainbows! I love rainbows! Thunder not so much though. xoxo

  2. Paula Light says:

    Beautiful photos! The dessert sounds tasty, like something my mom would have made over a “crumble.”

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Loving the rainbow, the rhubarb not so much, my mouth has screwed up just imagining it!

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