Then we sailed back north - and I use 'sail' with confidence; the weather was atrocious and the roads awash with water. There has been no shortage of rain here either but the sun came out for a brief moment and this rainbow was our reward. This couplet came to mind and now, annoyingly, won't go away:
"God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
No more water, the fire next time!"
Then, dodging the raindrops, took a brief tour or the garden. Sniffed the air - bright and cool. Felt the wet grass. Tweaked a weed or two. Muddied my fingers. Listened to the wind through the trees of Badnage Wood. Leant on the gate and saluted the lambs. Plus ca change.....