Challenge 30 – No.26

“Weather”

5th February 2019

Red skies at Night, Shepherds Delight…..

Red Sky at Night, Shepherds Delight - an example.

This old phrase is still around today.

It was the shepherds way of telling fine weather – a red sky at night normally foretold of fine weather next morning

Whilst a red sky in the morning, normally was followed by grey clouds in the skies above. It gave the shepherd time to get his flock onto lower ground and avoid an immediate drenching 🙂

We’re not out of winter yet in the UK, no matter what the met office say, and I’ve known it snow in March, despite it being technically Spring.

Teardrops

The thought of it just being the

Evolution of evaporation

and condensation, doesn’t

ring true with me. Up there with the

Deity, helping create the mountains and

Rivers, the angels have heard their boss

On occasion when he’s hit his thumb with a hammer

Precipitation? Maybe if you are solely a geographer

Something tells me it’s the angels crying!

Rain

#rain #clouds #weather #waterimage.jpg

rivers of water fall from sky

clouds have had falling out again

droplets of water cling to glass

not wanting to drop into sewers

fighting gravity to stop imminent splashes

Sun travel

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#Weather #Poetry

Ra passed by his friends the clouds

as the earth turned Northern skies from Day to Dusk

in travelling from west to east

newly formed stratus went pink in surprise

by ra’s disappearance to a temperature rise

out on eastern skies began the day

while in northern skies moon and stars they played

 

A clouds picnic

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#cffc #weather #clouds #week4

mish mash of marshmallow skies

summer seems so far away

as angry grey cloud looms overhead

but out in the distance

as if playing peek a boo 👻

the sky pops through the clouds

all clearest and blue

Stair rods

#stairrods #rain #weather #clouds

The heavens opened

Over the locals playing in the street

Raindrops coming down in

Rapid columns onto the ground

Each one falling quicker than the last

Navigating their way like a river

Towards the reservoirs via the drains and tunnels

Summer days

white fluffy clouds make their way towards the sea

while cool winds come in off the western coast

butterflies take in nectar

from the yellowest of daffodils

while birds blend in with reds and blues

on the hunt for the grubs for lunch

Wisps

Salford, 25th June 2018

#sky #weather #blue #trails #stratus

Whilst planes, birds and balloons traverse in the sky

in the air the clouds mark their movement

swiftly making their way throught the blue

peppering the sky with all sorts of clouds

stratus – the long thin ones trail across the sky

Singing in the rain

#In light of the lack of a fresh writing prompt – i’ve poached this one from the wordpress e-book – 365 Writing prompts….enjoy….inky.#

Salford 16th June 2018

Inclement is how the weathermen would have put it

the weather itself couldn’t make its mind up

the sun was out – the birds were tweeting – and everyone was content

that was of course till two sets of clouds collided into one another

and slowly, but surely, small waterdrops began to fall from the sky

pitter pattering into puddles – easily covered by peoples umbrellas

until the raindrops sped up – and turned into stairrods

filling up birdbaths and heading for waterways

the quickest way they could

ladies and gents diving for cover under the nearest shelter

till quick as it arrived – the stairrods departed

and cotton-wool clouds replaced the grey ones

while birds enjoyed the relax

in a pool provided by the cloud