Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Late Spring Rain

On Wednesday we received some badly needed rain—mostly in the form of scattered showers. For a while, the region was under a tornado watch. One of the late afternoon showers almost looked like a tornado.

But it wasn't. Clouds formed and re-formed.

Across the road, the GMO corn crop seemed to grow a few inches. Only the corn grew; thanks to the heavy application of Roundup, everything else was dead.

Out toward Union Hall, on the far side of the toxic cornfield, you could see the rain falling.

After the storm passed, a rainbow appeared.

One end is in the toxic cornfield—definitely not a pot of gold.

The other end is barely visible as it passes over the house.

We have more rain expected  tomorrow and for the first half of next week.

I noticed the anthills were especially high (but I didn't take a picture of them).  High hills mean heavy rain. Some low-tech ways to predict the weather, including anthills, are here.

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