Witness

Today the sun smiles
as if yesterday’s wind and rain
had never been.
Only puddles and soggy leaves
bear witness.

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Dismal Day

Dull and dismal day.
Grey clouds chased by wind and rain.
Postman brings bad news.

Vanished

A breeze breaks up the stillness,
the atmosphere is heavy and grey,
the late morning sun has vanished again
and rain is on the way.

Late Flush

The recent rains have brought
a late flush of summer green.
Parched earth replenished.
Mother Nature self-restores.

Relief

Cool and overcast,
after rain overnight.
The earth breathes a sigh
of relief, drinks thirstily
and pleads for more.

Promised

Today started cool
and overcast
with promise of rain
in the forecast.
Possibly anywhere,
maybe not everywhere,
still some uncertainty.
Now the sun comes
and all hopes fast fade,
along with the shade.
Rain somewhere today,
but not here.

Biff, Baff

Biff, baff,
splat…OUT!
It’s Wimbledon time again.
Exhausting to watch,
the weather’s so hot,
so far only one stop for rain.

Delay

There’ll be no more gardening today,
heavy rainfall is causing delay.
Though it’s good for the soil
it’s not good for toil.
So frustrating! What more can I say.

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I have been spending a lot of time in the garden lately, clearing weeds and planting out bedding plants for summer colour, and I haven’t finished yet, I still have plants waiting to go in. I took the day off yesterday so I could have a rest, rain was forecast and also I had a commitment in the afternoon. It didn’t rain. I had hoped to continue my planting today – but now it rains!

Rain

Rain I don’t mind,
I’m not one to complain;
it’s just that it’s turned
so cold again!

Unbowed

Blue
grape hyacinths
joyfully point skywards,
unbowed by the constant
rain.

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