Yesterday afternoon we got the most beautiful rainbow. Strictly speaking I suppose rainbows are there all the time it's just the rain droplets and the angle of the sun's rays that mean we can see it.
I watched it as it disappeared from view, shrinking away, looking like it was retreating back into the roof of the house. The blue came back in from the right and the clouds began to form up more densely again, taking the rain off somewhere else. Watching them I realised where the term 'gathering storm' comes from. The clouds really did clump up with each other as if they were ganging up.
I was hanging out of the bathroom window to take the pictures, and watching the rain pounding into the pond, which is now full again. After the storm had stopped the fish came up to eat the food I'd thrown in just before the rain started and the frogs were croaking solemnly. They always get out of the pond when there's a storm. Sensible things that they are. I haven't seen much of them this year, but I hear them in the evenings.
The rain has traashed most of the colourful flowers in the garden, the petals are strewn all over the ground, but the green is impressive by itself. It is so very green!
The decorating is almost finished for now, though I have two (possibly three) more projects I'd like to do during the holiday. Curtains to hang today, some that I'd got in the cupboard from a previous house that look just perfect. It's been a low budget kind of job.