Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Sky Arcs and Hirondelles

All these localised storms are causing us a lot of stress!  The sheep should have been sheared a while ago now, but every time we've arranged for the shearers to come, we have had rain storms and have had to postpone.  Ideally the sheep would be dry by the evening, we could get them in to overnight in the barn (they need to be shorn on empty stomachs) and then get the shearers over the next day.

The latest plan was to have them over tomorrow, but we have had showers off and on all day, so it's not going to happen.

The silver lining in all these showers are the rainbows, which I love.  And because we have Corentin over here from France, I know the French for rainbow is l'arc de ciel; our name for it is probably prettier.  I do like the French for Swallow though - Hirondelle!  - and I'm pleased to report that we have baby swallows in the front porch.

There was a marvellous double rainbow this evening, so I ran outside to take a photo:

it was too big to take with my camera, but then I noticed I could take a "panorama picture by consecutive 3 shots or less" - so I gave it a go:

Hmmm, something not quite right there - so I had another go:

Bit of practise needed, I think!

The flowers and greenery in the wet, evening sunlight looked beautiful

But my lovely roses have really taken a battering

Still, it's watering all the plants I planted out earlier this week, so it's not all bad.


  1. Nice title!
    The rainbows have been good and I like your panorama shot. I'm still waiting for some thunder and lightning though!

  2. the roses still look ok and I love the fern..
    Keep practising with the panorama shots.