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Friday, August 11, 2006

Gray Day

Yesterday dawned cool and overcast; the sun came out briefly in the morning but faded rapidly as the day went on.

It would have been a terrible start to a vacation, but as a fifth day it was perfect: undemanding, slow-moving, the allure of bathing suit, beach and boat replaced by the siren song of the laundromat. Après laundry, grocery store and, of course, a stop at the library — would I neglect you? don't answer that — we headed back to the ranch as the ducks hunkered down...

...and the rain began.

Miss B went off with a friend to dabble with the ducks and watch videos; Taz, Grant and I retired to the cabin to nap, read Cicero and spin respectively. (Grant is learning not to look at me expectantly after reading me a Latin passage, which proves that he is still trainable. I may let him live a while longer.) After a while the rain let up a bit and we decided to risk lighting the grill. The charcoal held its own against the rain (just barely) as the clouds began to break in the southwest...

...and we saw a spectacular double rainbow. In 15 years of coming up here, we had never beheld such a thing.

As Grant said, somewhere there is a skin-diving leprechaun.


  • It's beautiful where you are no matter the weather!

    By Blogger margene, at 4:40 PM  

  • Exquisite photos! I feel as if I'm on vacation with you. Thank you so much for bringing us along!!

    Hunkered ducks. Snerk! that needs to go into a silly poem.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 4:54 PM  

  • That looks like such a peaceful place. I'll bet you're getting all rested up, huh?

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 9:33 PM  

  • Fantastic rainbow!

    By Blogger trek, at 9:50 PM  

  • ooooo! We saw a double rainbow as we drove through the Berkshires on our drive home from Iowa last year ... they always fill me with awe.

    By Blogger Ruth, at 11:36 PM  

  • Love that rainbow!

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 4:05 AM  

  • Gorgeous rainbow! Sometimes rainy days on vacation are just the thing.

    By Blogger Carole, at 12:02 PM  

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