#MySundayPhoto – Grey Skies & Goodbyes

I cannot express how refreshing it feels to have had almost two days of rain, I can almost hear the plants taking a deep sigh of relief much like my skin, which has seen more than enough sunshine for this year.

We are yet to see a storm but the heavy, grey sky and the faint smell of chalky, sea water leads me to believe that thunder and lightning may well be on the way.

As a child I would sit in our over-sized window sill looking out at the bay, listening to the rumbles of thunder whilst counting the seconds until the lightning flashed to calculate the distance from the storm. I’ve always been strangely excited by the concept of storms and at one point dreamt of becoming a storm chaser, I probably watched Twister a few too many times, nevertheless I’m still mesmerised by nature and especially so by the weather.

#MySundayPhoto - Grey Skies & Goodbyes

I’m not entirely enthralled by the idea of having to leave the house in bad weather but I’m quite happy to watch from the comfort of my couch. Theres nothing better than sitting snug and safe with a hot cup of coffee whilst watching the weather at its worst.

The sky may be grey, the rain may be pitter pattering, yet I’m more than willing to throw on a coat and get myself ready to head out for a few drinks with our two fantastic friends from Taz, before they pack their bags and head back to the other side of the Earth. My gosh how we will miss those guys, the ‘crew’ will never be quite the same again.

On that note I’d best go and get my glad rags on (or my jeans and a jumper to be precise) and get ready to say my goodbyes. With a little luck (and a whole heap of planning) it may well be ‘see you on the other side Aka ‘down under’ rather than ‘goodbye’, we will see.

 

“The colour of the sky as far as I can see is coal grey. 
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again. 
With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather. 
A quiver in my lips as if I might cry.
Well by the force of will my lungs are filled and so I breathe. 
Lately it seems this big bed is where I never leave. 
Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather. 
Quiver in my voice as I cry,
“What a cold and rainy day. Where on earth is the sun hid away.”
I hear the sound of a noon bell chime. 
Now I’m far behind. 
You’ve put in ’bout half a day 
while here I lie 
with a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather. 
A quiver in my lip as if I might cry,
“What a cold and rainy day. Where on earth is the sun hid away?”
Do I need someone here to scold me 
or do I need someone who’ll grab and pull me out of this four poster dull torpor pulling downward. 
For it is such a long time since my better days. 
I say my prayers nightly this will pass away.
The colour of the sky is grey as I can see through the blinds. 
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again 
with a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather. 
A quiver in my voice as I cry,
“What a cold and rainy day. Where on earth is the sun hid away?” 
I shiver, quiver, and try to wake.”
Like The Weather – 10000 Maniacs

Thanks again for reading #MySundayPhoto post, as always I look forward to catching up with your #MySundayPhoto pictures either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Photalife

3 Comments

  1. RaisieBay
    July 29, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    I’m like you, I love a good storm, providing I can watch it somewhere safe and warm. It’s nice to see a grey cloudy sky too, and I love lightening. I was stuck in a tornado once, I’d just left work and was in my car when suddenly the weather turned so bad I couldn’t see the car in front. I stopped and put my hazard lights on, as did the car in front. And thankfully the car behind. We sat there for about 10 minutes until it became clear again to move. It wasn’t until I got home that I realised I’d been stuck in a tornado. I definitely wouldn’t like to be a storm chaser after that experience.
    #mysundayphoto

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