The whole country has been sweltering lately, with higher than average temperatures. Some areas in particular are getting short on water, which is rather a worry. Some farmers are in dire straits, and keen gardeners ( not us, of course) have to restrict their watering. But we have been getting some good steady rainfall today, so hopefully that will go some way to give the ground a good watering.
We were treated to a lovely sight the other night, when a rainbow hovered over our village. Isn’t that lovely! We all know that a rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky, and takes the form of a multicoloured arc. Maybe so – but is still seems quite a magical experience to me.
When the rainbow had done it’s dash, the sun started dropping in the west and coloured the clouds a lovely orange. Isn’t nature wonderful!