23 April 2010

Skywatch Friday: April showers bring...April rainbows

The past couple of days have been truly glorious, proving that all things come to those who wait and don't complain about the weather. Okay, well, maybe a little complaining. But we forget all about the complaining when the weather turns to mild spring and we can almost hear the gardens growing, right?

Tonight after supper I was on my way to town to do a couple of errands, and as I started up our road, I noticed a rainbow over my neighbour's house. I was curious as to whether it would hold til I got to the Look-Off, and while it had faded a little, it was still enough that I took a couple of photos of it, arcing over the beauty of the Annapolis Valley and the Minas Basin.
Then as an added bonus, as I was coming back from town and crossing the Cornwallis River at Middle Dyke, a shower of rain off to the westward coupled with the setting sun and the rising of ground mist in the dykelands beside the river made a wonderful watercolour. So since I've missed the past couple of Skywatch Fridays, here's double the skywatching!

Meanwhile, tonight, the sky is clear, the peepers are singing a huge chorus, and...I can hear the garden growing. Seriously. A couple of warm days and everything leaps ahead. But I'll report on that in my next post.

22 comments:

  1. A couple of great shots and great colours.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  2. A stunning day as good as it gets, Jodi!

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  3. Love the rainbow, what a find. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Beautiful sky views! Especially love that fall of rainbow light!

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  5. Jodi girl that was spectacular !
    I remember some of those moments in god's country there myself .. nothing like it : ) I so wish we had peepers here .. I guess I better look into buying a CD of them ? LOL
    Joy

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  6. Jodi, Marvelous skyshots! ...and I've been catching up on your springtime...The watercolored primula was delicious and I am glad to hear that your garden is singing after some chilly weather! Happy Spring! gail

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  7. Great shots, Jodi. Isn't it nice when God surprises us. By the way, love the new header.

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  8. The sky is an everchanging and ever fascinating show! We've got a good view here on our hill.

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  9. Very neat Jodi! I sure wish we had some of that rain here this past week. Very dry and too early for this kind of weather. Thunderstorms are predicted for this weekend though.

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  10. Lovely colors and rainbow Jodi! I love your new header too.

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  11. Hi Jody, I'm enjoying the music of the peepers too. One of our local farmers tried to eliminate the nearby wetland a few years ago and plant it in corn. Happily nature gave us three very wet years and the farmer lost his battle. The bog plants have not regrown yet but the peepers are back.
    Marnie

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  12. The past couple of days have been truly glorious, proving that all things come to those who wait and don't complain about the weather.

    Though it also proves that all things come to those who complain loudly and incessantly about the weather.

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  13. Both photos are spectacular, jodi! That means there's a pot of gold not to far from home? ;)

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  14. What lovely moments, Jodi! I think you are in a watercolor kind of mood, perhaps: the new header is stunning!

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  15. lovely sky watch photos - what great landscapes you have around you to capture behind the lens Jodi and a lovely new header too.

    Have a lovely weekend - and yes I can hear the garden growing too - we're in the April showers mode here - but the grass is lovely and green and when it looks like that it really sets off the rest of the planting.

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  16. I love to see the rain falling from a distance. Better there than here in some cases. - Margy

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  17. Jodi, I never tire of seeing wonderful photos like these. I'm glad you had your camera with you! We had a very wet March, now a very dry April. But we are supposed to get heavy rain tonight. Hopefully, it will wash all the pollen away. I hear thunder now!

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  18. Great photos Jodi. I also have meant to mention that I like the Springy look of your blog. It goes very well with spring rainbows.

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  19. A beautiful description of beautiful photographs. I, too, love the peepers. I know a new gardening season is about to begin when I hear them.

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  20. What a beautiful place.

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