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.

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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.

Blackbird

While the day decides
what weather it will bring
I listen to the song
a blackbird sings.

Rain

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

Weather Forecasters

While weather forecasters think to hone
their skill by pouring over images
from satellites and charts,
or study their computer programmes
believing it a science not an art,
while Mother Nature yet delights
in unpredictability and shams,
I think I could likely do as well
with a piece of seaweed or a fir cone.

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When I wrote this earlier today it looked as if the forecasts were wrong again, having promised sunshine it had clouded over and looked like rain but no, the cloud dispersed and the sun came out. It’s a lovely day!

Icy Wind

An icy wind howls
and threatens to freeze my bones.
Pale sunshine brings hope.

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I have been down at our boat since last Saturday, arriving there in snow and freezing conditions. There is always an unreliable Internet connection in the marina but this time it was worse than usual and I haven’t been able to get connected since Sunday. I wrote the above intending to post it on Wednesday. We arrived back home yesterday evening so I am sharing it now even though, thankfully, the snow has gone, the wind has dropped and it is a bit warmer once more.

Crocus Blooms

Few
crocus blooms —
crushed by harsh
weather. More to come;
snow!

Three Seasons

Three season’s weather
in the space of half a day.
Sun, wind, rain and hail.

Weather

Cold and wet weather.
What has happened to summer?
Still early August!

Hot and Humid

Hot and humid
out on the bike
for a short, sharp ride
before the weather turns.

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