The North Wind doth blow
and we shall have snow,
and what shall poor Robin do then?
He’ll sit in a barn,
and keep himself warm,
and hide his head under his wing,
Image from my post on the 64 million artists January challenge, I cut out a shape of clouds and drew a face puffing out wind and used that to frame the view of our annamometer and weather station.
I’m enjoying doing the challenges, some require more ingenuity than others, but it’s making me think.
Spinning cups in the wind
Gale force blowing across the land
Rain falling horizontal
Waves whipped into crazy foam
Crashing over coastal roads
Trees bending over fences
Birds cowering in hedges
Cold is the storm
Ready to snow?
Gales are unfriendly
Viscious and fearful
Great, gusting blow…..
Yesterday I was sitting by my art stall in the craft fair. The doors were open to let people in. Suddenly there was shouting outside. I heard my hubbies voice and thought he was arguing with someone! I headed to the door while my fellow stall holders looked on in bemusement.
My hubby was outside with three or four people and he was berating the clouds and telling God to stop the rain! I don’t know why he thought it would have any effect. He was quite alright, no fight. But it’s just like him, eccentric.
The rain and wind continued. Water was even dripping through cracks between the walls and the ceiling, onto the floor of the room we were in, it was not good.
When we came home the pear tree had blown down! Cause and effect?
Old pine tree, gnarled and twisted,
cracked and crumbling,
roots deep in the ground.
Wind rises, pushes against the pine
boughs flying, bent back
air soughing through you limbs
great gusts destroy you.
Old pine, gone.
I’m craving bright plants and flowers,
Summer sun and bright blue skies,
Piled up with blousy flowers
Swiss chard and marigolds
Poppies and antirrhinums
Names that scramble on the tongue
But bloom on the ground.
Days to sit on the patio getting hot,
Or in the summerhouse keeping cool
……. Instead? Rain and wind!
A rosy dawn this morning foretold rough weather later. We have had cold strong winds and hail showers! I feel sorry for the baby tomato and other plants we have outside. They should be hardened off by now but cold weather keeps coming back. We have also not had much rain over the last month. When we do get it we have heavy showers. Cloud bursts and bolts of lightning. Pink dawns ar harbingers of rough weather.
Looking out of the side window yesterday, you can see why I didn’t want to go outside! It being the 4th of April, I was hoping things would dry and sunny. But no. On the TV there were photos of snow in Shropshire. The weather was swirling round a hook of cloud scooting across the British Midlands.
Last night when we went out to the theatre the wind and rain were awful. There were gusts of wind that blew my umbrella inside out. I could have thrown it away but despite the supports being bent out of shape the fabric kept the freezing wind off us. My partner bent down and walked behind me…. If we had been in costume we could have been a pantomime horse!
Today there was sunshine this morning but its turned very dark and cloudy. I’m guessing it’s going to tip it down again soon.