Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday it was up to 70 so I mowed the lawn. Thursday it tied a record for 81 and I planted 6 of the Eastern white pines. (*sigh* In the day I could have done all 10 the same day. Now I'm, um, more mature and have this *** failing ankle to deal with.)
The front was supposed to come in Friday, but I hoped for the best. I'd need a couple (maybe 3) dry hours to install the last 4 pines. It was supposed to hit 70 again. I was out on the deck around 7:00, sipping my first coffee and gazed toward the east and the bright sunrise. Yay! No rain. But with my back to the house I did not see what was coming from the west. Next thing you know I'm getting wet! Grrrr. It was a sunshower - bright sunshine and silver rain. I headed into the breezeway to look westward and see how bad the rain was going to be.
And there, low and behold was a perfect rainbow. I dashed for the camera. I've only seen a rainbow in the west twice that I can recall. It takes a perfect combination of sunrise angle and a 180 degree westerly rain shower.
I snapped pics out the front door, then using the autostitch program, I merged them to get the whole rainbow in a pic. (The dark area is where I had to lift the camera higher to get the arch, resulting in a hole in the pic.) Still, you can see the perfect arch toward the west.
The rain lasted only 15-20 minutes. Everything got wet but by 10:00 I was out planting. I'll post the update about that soon. Maybe on the 'garden projects' page. Or, at this rate, I may have to add another page for 'trees and shrubs'. LOL
Meanwhile, this morning the bottom has fallen out again. It's only 36 degrees outside. I went out cut my first asparagus for lunch today and it is spitting sleet and snow. The weather certainly isn't boring around here.