Sunday, September 21, 2008

First rain

Late Friday afternoon I watched, with hope but not much expectation, the storm clouds gather. At this time of the year it's quite normal for the weather to play charades, for the first rains to come only much later in October.

We had a quick but welcome shower on Friday night. Then - after thick purplish cloud dramatically poured over the mountain and clotted the valley last night at sunset - a terrifying downpour of note.

This magnificent morning the cloud is low-lying, pregnant and the wind slices icily: there's snow in the south, Antartica must be impinging on the Cape. It's wonderfully moody and atmospheric, and I pull myself in towards myself and withdraw with joy to under the wing.
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