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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Brief Change in Weather

Thank you to all who took the time to comment on my last post here and say you would offer prayers. It is very much appreciated on behalf of the young boy in Nairobi hospital and for Jonah and John, who are recovering from the after effects of snake bites.

This week we've had very hot weather. It seemed to go from cold to hot virtually overnight. It was a nice change but given how hot it was I am a bit concerned that it might become overly hot and dry like last summer.  In fact, it was so hot and dry and we had so little rain that we had months of heavy duty water restrictions.

Having said that, it is nice to feel the warm of the sun. It has allowed me a bit of time to get out and try and prepare the garden despite it not being my favourite thing to do.  There is still much more to do before it will be finished but with the help of a good friend, the hardest parts are done.  I have to pace myself as I'm still recovering from illness which seems to have gone on plenty long enough.  As I read different blogs I see that there are many suffering too. I hope and pray that you all recover well from the colds and flu bugs.  Where my mom lives there has been an outbreak of the flu and a quarantine has been in place for some weeks. Just when they contain one area, there is an outbreak in another area. Unfortunately it affects the visitation for the residents but what can you do?  I digress.

The sunny and hot weather was short lived.  Tonight there is a change in the air and in the skies.  I see that there is also an 80% chance of rain tomorrow. I don't actually mind because the soil in my garden could do with a good watering before I finish working on it.

Early in the week I shared this beautiful sky


The next photos were taken after garden clean up tonight.







The rain is only expected to last one day and it is expected to be light rain.
I actually hope it rains a little harder than expected :-)


Today I am linking up with the good hosts at Skywatch Friday
and
Friday Foto Friends with Debbie.

Thank you for your visit and your comments.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

30 comments:

  1. Your photos are lovely! We are also supposed to get rain here in Montreal as well. Today was gorgeous and sunny.

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  2. Oh, sky pics are some of my favorites. I spent several hours gardening yesterday....wore myself plumb out. 😉 Hope you're 100% soon so getting outside and working isn't too strenuous on you...please take care of yourself. I'm looking forward to rain today, too...the pollen is terrible...we need a good washing. LOL Thanks for linking up today...Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. We have kind of rollercoaster weather one day cold one day hot and of course many people are ill too. The flu, colds etc ! There had even been a lack of teachers !

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  4. Hi Joyful, Love the sky shots! Sure agree with you about summer ... hope it is not nearly as hot and dry this year. Seattle set record high temperatures for 4 days in a row earlier this week. That doesn't seem like a good omen. Thanks for the update on your deck garden. Hope you will be sharing some photos this year. You always do a great job with it! Hope you have a fine weekend ahead!

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  5. Beautiful weather and beautiful skies.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. The Lord bless you today. I love photos of beautiful days and we are having one here today too.

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  7. What a beautiful sky Joyful! Here in Sicily the weather is also changing but in a strange way...it was almost summer two weeks ago, now it's back to cool temperatures and cold wind. The scirocco is blowing from Africa also so it's very dusty. Hugs, Francesca

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  8. Your sky is magnificent! I wish we had blue today but it's a rather thick, dull gray, perked up only by the outcropping of green leaves on the branches against the sky. You take your good where you can get it, I guess, and that'll be it for today! It could be sometime before it is as warm as your weather here, but we're in the 60s and that's a blessing. Rick's spinach, peas and lettuce are planted and if the squirrels don't dig it all up, should be popping in good form soon! Spring is always a rugged time for flu and colds -- with every day I hope you continue to get your groove back!

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  9. Wonderful cloudy views of the sky.

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  10. We got some rain here in Georgia today, it's always nice after a rain. Pretty blue skies.

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  11. Hello, looks like a lovely day with a beautiful sky! Great series of sky captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Magnificent sky shots! So majestic and beautiful!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  13. We've had a lot of rain and a lot of flooding in the Houston area. Loved your sky pictures, so pretty.

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  14. Your sky is awesome! I do hope you get the rain you wanted.

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    1. Hi Betty, 'yes" I got the rain I wanted so am happy about that. In fact it seems we will have rain for the next two days so that is perfect timing for my garden. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Those skies are so beautiful. We're having some lovely sunny days here lately however I believe this weekend is going to turn cold. I've not been visiting for a while so will look back to see if I can help.

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  16. Very pretty skies. We're alternating between unseasonably warm and snow this spring.

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  17. Happy Spring to you!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  18. Beautiful skies! We've had mostly grey skies this weekend. We even got some hail.

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  19. Beautiful skies. Climate changes these days. Wish you good mood good health in whatever weather.

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  20. We are having hot days and the rain only gives us temporary relief. Many are having cough.

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  21. Wonderful sky views, Joyful, nice compositions!
    Many greetings, have a pleasant week ahead!

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  22. Beautiful sky shots! I stepped out to the studio this afternoon and the air was really cold compared to our warmer temperatures last week. My cold is just about over. Now I need to recoup my energy.

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  23. we have had quite a bit of rain and it makes the soil lovely and friable and full of earthworms. I hope you got the good soaking rain you were hoping for!

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  24. Love those skies! It has turned cold over here again. I hope you can recover from the cold you had. cheers.

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  25. beautiful shots!!! back again in germany it's too cold and wet, hopefully spring is back this weekend
    xx

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  26. We have been watching the news and the fires in Canada are just too terrible. We hope that you are well clear of them, meanwhile we pray that everyone stays safe and the fire fighters soon get control. Keep well and hope your weekend is a good one Diane

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