There’s a terrible wind out of the North. It’s been blowing for several days – withering the garden, sucking the moisture out of the air. It feels more like central Australia than Paradise, and I’m wishing for rain.
Sue Llewellyn’s Word a Week challenge this week is Weather and I couldn’t think of anything more wonderful to contemplate right now than the darkening skies over the twin dagobas at Mihintale and the prospect of rain.
Maybe posting about it will bring it on? In the meantime, it’s out into the garden – the sun’s off the western end – I’ll start there with the hose!
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Shameless Plug! I’ve entered a Venice shot in Rodposse’s challenge this week – after a couple of weeks of sitting them out, I seem to be hooked on photography challenges this week. I need your vote – if you would – it’d be too awful to have made the plunge and nobody ‘liked’ my entry! Here’s the link.
I popped over and voted for your photo.. it is really good… well done…
Bless you Bulldog – thanks and thanks 🙂
I “liked” it – does that constitute voting? You’re grumbling about no rain, Europe is grumbling about snow and cold and so it goes. Did you see my weather poem yesterday? http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/the-chain-gang/
Thanks gorgeous – yes like’s the same as voting!
I know we’re all complaining about the weather – you guys the cold. terrrible heat waves in Australia, and fires, dozens of terrible fires … Thanks for sending me over to your poem – you know how much I like your everyday poems, and I got to catch up with Ceci’s frigid day on the farm too.
I went over and liked you. There are so many photo challenges…I don’t do any of them.
Many thanks Debra! I know it’s a bit silly of me, but the challenges are a terrific way to delve into the blogosphere, and sometimes – like now – it’s easier to post a photo with a little vignette – than it is to concentrate on a major photo-essay. 🙂
We’ve got plenty of rain here that I would be happy to divert in your direction:)
All diversions accepted! 🙂
i wish i could send you some rain; my friends sometimes call me the weather witch, so i’ll focus on you and hope that the rain gods have mercy on your patch of paradise! 🙂 Z
Oh please do Liza – perhaps not the torrents you’ve been experiencing, but some glorious rain to relieve us from this dry searing heat from India 🙂
Ah, so it comes from India! I’m so uneducated when it comes o weather patterns in other areas of the world. We’re not getting torrential rains (yet) but it’s been very wet and muddy. i hope that your gardens make it through the toughest part and reward you later with an amazing abundance of beauty!
I hope you’ve got your rain by now, I guess you need it.
Btw, liked and commented on your beautiful image… 😉
That’s very cool!
If you have an interest in more of this type of thing, dpreview has ‘challenges’ running constantly. All just for fun. Check ’em out if ya want.
Also lots of photography info on the dpreview site.
I went too! lovely photos.
It is wonderfully pleasant here, no need for AC’s most days. But rain would be welcome, or water shortage is going to be a real issue.
I ‘liked’ the photo too. Loved it in fact 😀
I went to the link and liked! Perfect shot!
We’re experiencing the coldest weather of the past 2 years and in Chicago, that’s pretty cold! I would love to feel a warm, even hot, breeze right about now. All in due time …
I’m off to vote. 🙂
i liked too, and was surprised to see the one before yours was by ad(sylvia) … when i was here last i meant to comment but rushed off to like your other photo … hope those skies soon open to drench you .. the monsoon has arrived in Darwin this week so relief for us 🙂
I love the reflections you have caught in the canals in your challenge photo, beautiful. The monsoons have arrived in Australia and it is heading south, we should have rain by the weekend, I can then put the hose away for a few days
We don’t have a lot of rain at the moment, but I can send you some snow if it helps. Please send me some sunshine so that I can go back to wearing flip flops
Done! Good luck with the photo contest. I wish I could give you some of our Seattle rain!
Wish it for a moment Naomi, please 🙂