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the calm before the storm ...

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue
I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too

Today was a beautiful day down here in West Sussex by the Sea, one of the warmest, if not 'the' warmest day of the year so far, beautifully sunny, occasionly being interrupted by very black skies along with sporadic sharp, thundery showers. Whilst working in the garden I happened to spot a rainbow, so I sprinted indoors to find my camera, but of course by the time I got back outside, the rainbow had almost faded away, but you can just about make it out in the photograph.

Spot one of our local birds 'the seagull' on the chimney pot!

I have just put some rubbish in the dustbin outside, and it is so calm, hard to believe that we are possibly facing the worst storm and gale force winds of the year so far?

Don't forget to 'batten down the hatches', it could get nasty.


Summer by the sea said...

I know, its hard to believe the weather is about to turn nasty isn't it? - We have enjoyed ice creams on the beach today (piccies on my blog) - I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that they've got it wrong again! - natalie x

OhSoVintage said...

I do hope they are wrong, I am flying out of Heathrow tomorrow and am scared of flying at the best of times!

Steve Coulter said...

You never know, it might not be so bad. As for flying, planes take off into the wind, they will just take off in a shorter distance :) Once you are a few thousand feet up, like 20 seconds, you'll be above the weather.. it will be all nice and blue again. We took some pictures of rainbows in Scotland last Sept, I'll try and find one to post up somewhere. I saw those very black clouds too about 2pm.

Gina said...

I love your pic of subtle rainbow and seagull!
Summer has returned here it's muggy and uncomfortable {we don't have air con} and we had a huge tiger snake outside our back door yesterday - M disposed of it, luckily girls, dog & I were at dog training at the time!
Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope everything survives the wild weather!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Yes... wasn't it a beautiful balmy day!
We ate our lunch in the garden yesterday and I kept thinking .. surely the weathermen have got it wrong. But no.. I have been awake most of the night listening to the wind buffeting the windows and praying that the roof stays put. It seems to have died down already..at 7.a.m.

I hope you avoided the worst of it!?


Magic Cochin said...

The wind buffetting the house woke me too! Although as we're a long way inland I'm sure we're not getting the worst of it.

I should imagine you're getting some dramatic waves down there in Sussex.


Ragged Roses said...

It was lovely yesterday wasn't it? M has just rung from Lewes to say his studio is shut because of the weather and he is on the way home to hog the computer so I'm trying to read as many blogs as quickly as possible! Hope you're warm and dry today and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog!

Sal said...

I think we are going to get the worst of it here in the south west.
They say it will be later this evening.I hope they've got it wrong!
I hate the wind and am surrounded by trees.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog..just got in to read them all.
My dad is 82 today, so we took him out for lunch;-)

Country Cottage Chic said...

How is your weather today? We've got the wind coming in from the south-west but not gale force thank goodness. It was beautiful here yesterday too.

Anonymous said...

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cmoon said...

Hope you have survived the storm so far.I will be thinking of you for the next few days. Isn't it amazing how blogs bring people and places closer together.I live inland and in the north the weather here has been ok. Hope things improve for you soon.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope that the storm misses you or abates to just a few breezes!

kari & kijsa

Lesley said...

Hope you haven't been blown away! The pics on the news tonight were terrible. Did you see the footage of the waves going over the train at Dawlish? Wouldn't have liked to have been on there!! We've had it relatively easy here so far in the north west. Hope your hatches are well battened!

Great bIg Veg Challenge said...

Hope the storm didnt bash you too hard - I read in the papers today that more is to come?

M.KATE said...

love this particular post and rainbow is my all time favourite, i always make a wish whenever i see a rainbow, and am so glad to find you, so you're my rainbow for today,cheers and happy week ahead :)

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Louise, hoping the gales left you unscathed, there's more coming I've heard. Yes, the chintz seems to be quite popular, I think I'm going to be looking out for more now, I'll start a "bottom drawer" of chintz for when I get the dresser!
Lucy x

daffy said...

Due to arrive with us this afternoon I believe! That's it then! I'll have no blooms left afterwards! :o)
Hope you are all ok.

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Louise.....please remind who he is? I am in torture racking my brian!!ooops Brain...I keep on doing this muddling my words....I told a freind this morning about a lovely cottage in Devon...gave the the address to Google and called it a grabsite - I dod mean website of course....he he he !

I spent Saturday on a campsite in east Sussex...trying it out for a weenend camping in the Spring!
We went to Bexhill and I can say that I have not seen such an errie sea! it was definitely rougher than I ever seen before! but it was quite nice to be there, albeit cold and dampish!
Carol xx