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Random ramblings related to rain

Looking through the double glazing as the sun sets most evenings tends to look like this

It's ominous. No rain there, but the trees have gathered in. Grandad always used to make me giggle when he told me that the hills would pull closer to the eye when it was going to stop being dry. Much later in life, I began to observe the phenomenon for myself.  ...and I am telling you - those trees have no right being that close; they are on top of the far hill.

Grandad also taught me that if the trees lift their leaves and show their underwear, the rain is nearly there.

In taking this photo last week, it also brought to light the turning of colour.  Then I got up closer and personal-er...  yup, that's raindrops to be seen there.

That's all there is to be shared today. The photo well is dry because of the wetness in the sky.



Bouncing Bertie said...

After over a week of glorious sunshine in Aberdeen, the rain finally arrived here too this afternoon...

Sweet William The Scot said...

Yes we had always heard the latter that when the leaves turned their backs on you rain was in the wind and have always found it to be true. But your first one that the trees would pull closer, well we will have to watch and see if that phenomenon occurs for us. Those all sayings are usually so true. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” always seems to come true.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Joanne Noragon said...

I learned both signs from my dad. Indeed, the whole earth seems to hunker down before a storm.

carol l mckenna said...

wonderful observant photography and Grand Dad was right ~ wisdom!

Have a wonderful time on your trip!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Idaho PugRanch said...

Interesting observations! Beautiful photos as always
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Been pretty nice and not to wet for autumn here!

KB Bear said...

Fascinating! We don't have many deciduous trees here so I'd forgotten about how leaves show their undersides when a storm is moving in. I hope it's drying out there for you now!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I was hoping for rain today, but no!
I love your granddad's saying! xx

Murphy said...

Beautiful photos with the rain! No rain here though but tomorrow might be a different story!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Julie said...

I luffs the idea of trees lifting their leafs and showing their underwares!! That does make me laffs!!!! (butt this Princess is bored wiv the rain, I don't like getting my paws wet!)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx