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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

After the rain...

Well, I have an exam at 8 am tomorrow, so this is a short blog. I just need a quick break from studying, and I can't help but show some of the photos I took earlier this evening. There was one of those tremendous Iowa spring thunderstorms this evening - dark as night, lightning and thunder crashing, torrential rain, and then within 15 minutes, glorious sunshine again! The hens all scattered when the rain came, taking cover under anything handy, or running back to the coop. The goats and sheep went into the barn, the llamas lay down in the rain (crazy animals) and the donkeys watched from the barn door. The ducks had a splash-fest.

Then, as the sun came out, there was an incredible double rainbow, and I had to grab the camera.

As you can see, the bottom rainbow is much more vivid, but both were there, and both were full rainbows. I can't remember the last one I saw that was so vivid!

As the sun came out again, the ducks began to dig through the puddles left by the rain, including the one by the downspout.
They all wanted to get in on the act.
The hens went digging in the compost pile for worms.
And the mosquitoes came out in droves...
So the human went back into the house to keep studying. Yawn....

19 comments:

corinne said...

Beautiful photos!
Maybe the hens need to be eating mosquitoes instead of worms!

Lola Nova said...

What wonderful pictures Claire! We don't get the kind of storms you do, they are special events for sure! Good luck with the studying.

Christy said...

Beautiful rainbow! We had one tonight too. It is funny how much goats hate the rain.

d/iowa said...

GORGEOUS rainbows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we only got a little rain. yours sounds MUCH better!

Mom L said...

I love the photos - the rainbows are magnificent. Great catch! In duck photo #2 - I can just hear the middle one quacking, "Wait for me! Quack! Wait for me!"

Nancy

Eternal Lizdom said...

I love those kind of rainstorms!! Minus the mosquitos, of course.

Karen said...

Beautiful!

Mama said...

Lovely photos,the rainbow is gorgeous.Good luck on the test;)

Dirt Princess said...

Beautiful photos! I love the bright green pasture in the first one

Blue Goose Farms said...

Very nice! except the Mosquito. I am sure you did awesome on your exam...weeeeee

Flartus said...

Thanks for sharing your storm & aftermath with us. I miss those cleansing midwestern storms; 'round here they often just leave the air murkier than it was!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Beautiful, except maybe for the mosquitoes - you can keep them! Please stop on by my blog to pick up an award!

Karin said...

That is amazing rainbow! Thank you for sharing. The ducks are a riot.

I hope your exam went well!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Beautiful rainbow pictures!
Good luck on the exam- I know you'll do great!

Flartus said...

Hi Claire,

It's been over a week, and I'm hoping all's well with you. I miss hearing from you, and have my fingers crossed for your exams & internet access.

Say hi to the chickens for me!

Jenny Holden said...

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Bethany said...

Enjoyed your pictures!

The lambs below are SO cute!

Callie said...

Hope all went well with your exams. Love your chickens and ducks. They looks so happy. Great photos!

Wrensong Farm said...

Lovely pics! Those D*@# mosquitoes always know how to ruin a good time!!