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Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
Little children want to play.
Rain, rain go to Spain.
Never show your face again.
Well some say this little nursery rhyme began when stormy weather thwarted the invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588. And it looks as though the stormy weather has been sent back here again with a vengeance. The Canary Islands have had more rain this winter than anyone can remember, along with the coldest winter in 36 years.
As I write this, I hear the rain dropping right behind my head due to an unfortunate leak in my computer room roof. This will of course, be repaired when the sun shines again. Although then it won't be necessary will it!
I hear that the reservoirs on the islands are all full to the brim. I know my 500 liter rain barrel is overflowing onto the ground.
So until it stops, I will wander through my garden and take a few photos of wet leaves and whatever I see before the next shower starts.
The roses are putting out new shoots. And I have found a second blackbird nest built in a tangle of bougainvillae against a back garden wall. No wonder there are so many birds coming for their daily dose of dry cat food.
The little lime tree is blossoming and I hope the overdose of water isn't going to harm it.
There are puddles everywhere and the grass is spurting pale green shoots as it is quite waterlogged.
We don't mind never having had an electric clothes dryer since the sun and wind do a better job and are free. However there is sometimes a wait of a few days before I can use this clothes rack when the weather is like this.
Red trumpet vine
A nectarine blossom
This is the current view towards the mountain and I think it will rain again in a few minutes. The forecast for tomorrow is .....guess what......more rain! This proves that the rain in Spain doesn't fall mainly on the plain! It also falls on the Canary Islands. Oh well this will guarantee some beautiful mossy green hillsides and perhaps an even better carpet of spring flowers!
NEXT: A Fish Dinner Down the Coast.