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Heat, Rain, and Rainbows


After weeks of hot, dry weather, the cooler days of autumn are so welcome. The grass that was yellow and breaking off if anyone walked on it, is breathing a huge sigh of relief. With each little rainfall, it has greened up slightly. Now, it is getting a really good soaking as the skies opened up and torrents of water dumped out.

And of course, I ran for the shovelย  when this rainbow appeared. I’m still looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Sunny days are wonderful,

Warmth upon our skin,

All the flowers colourful,

Happy I have been.


But the sun shone every day,

Scorching every leaf,

Who would think we’d ever say,

Soon we’ll need relief.


People smiling through their sweat,

Lied and said, “How nice,”

Still they hoped that rain we’d get,

Even hail or ice.


Yet the sun just shone and shone,

As we watched the sky,

Secret rituals going on,

Rain dance on the sly.


Finally our wish came true,

Heavens opened wide,

Soaking people through and through,

As they ran to hide.


Rainbow glows in every shade,

Colours shining bold,

Hurry! Go and get that spade,

Dig that pot of gold.


Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

31 thoughts on “Heat, Rain, and Rainbows

  1. I’m glad that your area is finally getting the much-needed rain, Anneli! (please send some down here.) ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Amazing rainbow! And what a relief to get some rain. Your poem is just as true here, Anneli. Give it a month or two, and we’ll be ready for spring.

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  3. I read somewhere the pot o’ gold was gone. Maybe fake news so we stop hunting…

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  4. Pretty rainbow shot! I rarely see one. Good to have some rain I bet.

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  5. Hopefully sunshine will arrive..we got our rid of our huge rainstorm today..Yippee

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  6. What a gorgeous rainbow! That pot of gold might be like the dollar…shrinking. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  7. Love the rainbow! It rained here all night long and was very windy this morning. Was still 20ยฐ and good walking weather though.

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  8. You finally got a good load of rain. It is a gift to see such a nice rainbow (even if you donยดt find the bucket full of gold. Your poem is a very nice one!

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  9. Lucky you, to have captured that rainbow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Great blog and brilliant poem. And that photo! Beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful shot of the rainbow and a poem to bring a smile to my face! Thank you, Anneli ๐Ÿ™‚

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