Sunday, 15 July 2007

Its Thundering and Lightening !

Well as the pictures I took last evening at twilight , promised a nice day''Red sky at night shepherds delight ',....thats blown that theory out of the water ! Suppose it meant the shepherds hut was on fire ....

More good news to cheer you up ,today is St Swithens and you know what that means ....

 

“St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain
Full forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more''
 
and as I sit here typing away ,its spitting with rain  ,I dont know about you ,but Im heartily sick of this weather ,when are we going to have some summer ?Any way to cover all eventualitys ,as you can see I have got the Ark ready !
We are having a quiet Sunday ,Maurice is here watching the racing from Doddington,and Im ..well you know what Im doing ,Stuart and Vickie came over earlier,with dsome pictures of their honeymoon ,Iscanned some and will post them soon ,but not now as its thunder and lightening now ,and if Idont finish this soon Icould lose the entry if the power goes ,so have a blessed Sunday every one with love

42 comments:

jeanno43 said...

We had glorious red skies here last night as well.  Shows you what rubbish that is because of the torrential rain and storm this morning.  Yes, I mentioned St. Swithin as well.  Wonder who thought that one up.
P.S.  I have not started cleaning out the drawers yet, save that for tomorrow.

lanurseprn said...

Wow the sky looked beautiful!! I'm sorry your having so much rain. I cannot imagine thunder and lightening at this time of year. July here in CA is just...HOT!
Dry and hot!  Hope you have a good day today.
BTW...I haven't read any Kizzy stories. Is she ok?
Pam

brck753 said...

Can I have a couple of your sky pics jan they would make lovely backgrounds for some tags. Oh dear here comes the rain may need the camping cooker tonight lol.
Debbie
xxx

lindaggeorge said...

Weather is absolute pants here! Just hope I don't have to go wading again as we had just moved the chickens back onto the level.

Catherine tells me its so hot were she lives in Germany she is wearing a bikini around the house. She'll be sorry, she's moving over here to live next week, just hope she brings her webbed feet!

Linda x.

faveanti said...

Well an, if St. Swithin is owt to do wit' owt we can say goodbye to summer I reckon!  Been chucking it down all day here.  I agree - fed up of it.
Angie, xx

dklars said...

Beautiful pictures!  You'd love Arizona,our sunsets are like that almost every night.
~~Kath~~

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, As I`ve just said on Jeannette`s journal, it hasn`t rained properly at all. It is very hot and humid and the thunder has been rumbling on and off all day. Hopefully St.Swithin`s day will stay dry all day here. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

labdancer51 said...

PS:  We had skies like that last night too. It must have been the storm clouds gathering. :o(

Love Sandra xxxx

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice pics. Hope you don't get 40 days of rain!
Hugs,
Sugar

marainey1 said...

I had so hoped you'd get some sunshine today.  I pray you don't have 40 days more...you all will need that ark for sure.  We are so the complete opposite here.  Hot and dry.  What few little showers we've gotten haven't begun to make a dent in the amount we need.  Guess you all will be making your own 'sunshine ' for sure.  Take good care !  'On Ya' - ma

nightmaremom said...

Love the pictures!!!!  I sure as hell hope you don't get 40 days of rain....
love ya
d

astoriasand said...

The sky was the same in our area above us Jan too, one evening last week.I am glad you took some pics to show J/Land I decided to do the rainbow as you know instead.Yes I too am sick to death of all this rain now.I have been out all day as I am sick of stopping in from it all.It has poured down here and evrywhere I have been all day.Grrrrrrrrr.Your plants are lovely and I love the wooden tub your brother made for you it is wonderful.It's quite cool here this evening.Looking forward to seeing the next lot of pics.Take Care God Bless KATH
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lindapaterson177 said...

The pictures look fab, really does look as if the sky is alight!
luv bella x

egre328 said...

Oh the rain here has been steady ALL day..........doesn't bode well for the next forty does it?  Eileenx

aniracj said...

We had that sky here as well last night, it was lovely!!! You should have popped down to good old Burton Latimer for the Duck Race today, the band were playing and we had a good afternoon....... plus the rain held off till just before it was due to finish at 5pm, it sort of skirted round us but then it chucked it down; plus the thunder rumbled in the distance but never came our way!!! The sun is out now so will it stay that way for the next few days or will the St.Swithin thing come true???

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi , Just wondering if you are taking bookings for the Ark ?  sign me in please I am sure we might need it soon. Clever you to think about it !!!  Loved the sunset photo's Only wish it hadn't been St Swithins day today !!   Mind you the weather is same world wide I had e mail for my dear friends in NZ and they have had terrible floods etc worst for 50 years.   Ner mind the sun will shine soon........fingers crossed  Love Sybil xx

oddb0dkins said...

Nice pics Jan, great sky.
Room for one more on the ark? Just don't put me in with the dogs. ;O)
B. x

sylviam4000 said...

Guess what's been on the telly here this afternoon? With the racket of Doddington in the background, plus continuous claps of thunder, it's not exactly been the quietest of Sundays. Here's hoping the weathermen are wrong and the sun shines both sides of the hedges tomorrow. Take care.
Love & hugs......Sylvia xx
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irisclyde said...

I think we've definitely had enough of the rain. What about doing a sun dance?? Good planning with the ark anyway, don't forget to come & pick me up.
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funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - lovely little entry from you, fab pics of the sky - my sky here in Cornwall looked very similar last night!
Jan, i'm worried that if Noah sails down my road he won't allow me aboard as i'm a singleton these days....lol.... i think we need to cast a sunshine spell !
Luv Jaynee xx

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:) love your ark graphic

Deb

pharmolo said...

Hope the storms have moved away now, Jan. Quiet day up north.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))The pics of the Sky looks kinda scary,but a pretty color.I love your flowers and the tub that someone gave you.Have a nice evening.

steviemoore83 said...

Ugghh, I'm so sick of this weather!! With the summer we're having, I can only assume that we'll have a scorching christmas..lol!

Love Ste
xxxx

mariealicejoan said...

Last year drought, this year floods...wonder what next year will bring!!!  Loved seeing the lovely pictures of your beautiful red sky and the pretty flowers!  Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Marie
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elainey2465 said...

Im sick of the weather too!! I love your pics!! Lovely skies! I'm leaving AOL and I'm just trying to get to your journal from my AOL Instant Messenger - and I think it works so I might be able to still visit your journals! YAY - Love Laine xxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan those pictures are lovely ~ and I love the Arc ~ glad you are well prepared to face the weather ~ look forward to seeing the Wedding pictures ~ Ally x

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,I love the photos of that colourful sky ,ours was abit like that Saturday night ,then we had the downpour and it rained while we were in Jos garden for Emmas family party get together ,luckerly Pete had put the gazebo up so we did stay dry .Hope its not right about St Swithins for 40days and nights.I like the picture of the ark ,someone asked Pete if he was building an ark when we had some wood delivered for the decking !!!..........Love Jeanxxx

nedmoh said...

PS. Your hydrangeas are looking a lovely bluey /pink ,you must have some iron in your soil .Have a good week ..Love again ..Jeanxxx

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Jan!

I'm sick of this horrid weather too!  After last year's scorching heat,  who would've thought it?  Rain in July!  It'll be snowing in September next, LOL!

Have a good day.
Leigh :o)
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astra1547 said...

Hi Jan...

love your pics...The thunder and lightning was very strong here too...I hope it don't rain for forty days...phew. Best wishes and take care!

Astra!
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mllevl said...

Lovely skies!!!!!!  We in bonnie Scotland had the hottest day of the year ..it was so hot I had to keep coming in out of the heat....however no need for me to gloat  about it as through the night and up to early afternoon it absolutely poured down with rain today.  I understand over Kettering way today, its hot  with beautiful puffy clouds.  awwwww  lol Eve

ktkamanski said...

You will need the Ark if it continues to rain as it has!  Here, I will send  a splash of sunshine your way {{{{sunshine}}}}}}. Don't know why I haven't been getting your alerts - I will try and reset it! Hope you are enjoying your day! Take care of you and yours!
Katie
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blpltt said...

Amazing sky; something dramatic brewing for sure.  We're supposed to get our share tomorrow (Tuesday).  Our electricity is always knocked out in a thunderstorm, so that means no water, because the pump won't work !  Ha Ha.
Bunny xx

faircolleen said...

The sky looks lovely on the photos Jan doesnt it.I think the rains are coming again here in Yorkshire. . . where has the summer gone? LOL.LOL. . .LOVE Your ark.

cornwalldreckly said...

Hi Jan, The photos of the sky are amazing, they remind me of the sunsets in Norfolk.  We always spend a couple of weeks there in August, I love it, but I hope it stops raining before we go!

jaymact1 said...

Believe it or not up here in wet Scotland we did not get any rain on St Swithens day but it did rain on Monday so that that saying up in the air. You plants are looking fab in the evening light. Hope you get some good weather soon. Love Joan.

beckiepainton said...

the sky looked strange last night too, I was gonna take a pic with my phone but forgot, i love looking at the sky, could do it for hours..Beckiex

madcobug said...

That sky was beautiful and so are your flowers. Helen

gaboatman said...

Great pictures of the sky, Jan.  I hope you don't have forty days of rain ahead of you now.
Sam

cacklinrosie101 said...

That was a lovely sky, Jan, but I sure hope the rain has stopped finally.  We had lovely warm weather until a week ago.  Now, the northern states has turned cold and wet.  Yuck.  I love a nice hot summer.  Hope you have a nice Sunday.   Love xx Chris

kaydeejay5449 said...

I wish there were a way to push some of that rain from there to here.  We are having the driest year on record.  We've had less than 2" of rain all season.  It's  bad!  Hope your home and property isn't in danger.
Hugs, Kathy