Remember the day it rained?

SkyWatch Friday 28

It’s so weird that my children are scared of rain. I’m not talking about the misty light drizzle that makes your hair go all springy. But real rain. When it rains heavy, they run and shout and hide, begging us to come in out of the rain because you could DIE out there!!!

In their lifetimes (they are 7 & 10) they can only recall a few really wet days. I seem to remember winters stuck inside for days at a time. I remember walking to school in the rain. In primary school I owned a raincoat! We had coat racks in the entrance to our classrooms to hang them on. When I started highschool, I remember huddling under the bus shelter with the other kids I caught the bus with. I remember standing under verandahs with other students between classes, all jostling for a position. Then someone would make a break for it and like lemmings we would all follow with our bags over our heads to try and stay dry. My children have never worn a raincoat to school. There are no coat racks in their class rooms. They have umbrellas – but it takes us so long to find them because it’s been so long since they were last used – and I have since learned that if you wait 5 minutes, the rain will stop. They hardly ever get wet. So we sometimes have conversations that start with “Remember that day when it rained and we…..”

It didn’t rain much this day last August. Just enough to make the ground slippery for the footy players. (You can just see the football in one of the pictures). But that light drizzly rain does make for good rainbows.





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9 responses to “Remember the day it rained?

  1. Beautiful, I love rainbows.

    I start to take the pills today

    Thanks for the visit and your kind comments.

  2. Great shot with amazing colors, thanks for sharing.

    Regina In Pictures

  3. Great shots. There is something magical about rainbows.


  4. I love rainbows. Rain, too! I love watching the rain and feeling the coldness it offers. Funny that your children are afraid of it. Beautiful pictures.

  5. The rainbows seem to glow in your photos. Delightful. I hope your kids like the rainbows even if they are afraid of the rain.

  6. Such very beautiful ainbows for you, I hope the children did not hide from them!

  7. You are right! My kids don’t own raincoats!

    I didn’t think of that…

  8. Awesome shots, thanks for the tour.

    Regina In Pictures

  9. I feel like a sultana already, we had 43C today and the power went off to boot.
    I love Tumby Bay too. Nice post.

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