A day without a storm when there was enough rain for a couple of rainbows and the solar panels served up >2kWh for the first time this year.
And it’s Twosday: 22/2/22 and it’s 22.22 too.
Admin2 is reading The Good Doctor by Damon Galgut; a gloomy book about a failing hospital in the South African bundu; no wonder it was on the Booker shortlist.
A delicate pale rainbow spans the sky above the flats as the light drizzle meets the weak sunshine.
Admin1 is reading A Question of Guilt by Jørn Lier Horst. Admin2 is reading Dark Asylum by ES Thomson.
We had venison cobbler and trifle for our family Sunday lunch and scored 10 on the GSQ.
A beautiful bright and evanescent rainbow briefly lighting up the autumn leaves to celebrate Admin2’s booster jab.
Admin1 is reading The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths. Admin2 started reading Too Much of Water by LC Tyler but is probably going to look for something else [update: rereading The Pesthouse by Jim Crace].
More rain, and at last a bow!
Admin1 is reading This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas. Admin2 is rereading When Will There be Good News? by Kate Atkinson.
Here comes the rainbow and Admin2 is home again and ticker-tee-boo. Thank you.
The bow is not that wow, but Admin1 was working on a pun concerning a brilliant sundog that dwindled before he could photograph it, and likewise this rainbow faded away before Admin2 could snap it through the red and golden leaves.
Admin1 is rereading Flesh Wounds by Christopher Brookmyre. Admin2 is reading The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre; a jockey club member with friends in high places gets government contracts and does everything on the cheap. Wouldn’t happen here…
This rainbow appeared in the sky to celebrate Admin1 getting an emerald badge representing one year of research into COVID-19 after only three months of crunching!
Admin2 is reading Knife by Jo Nesbo.
A day of rain and sun and raging gales when we nevertheless managed to accrue 12kWh.
Admin1 is reading The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths.
We scored 9 on the GWQ.
The rainy season is upon us. We have had more rain this month than in the whole of May.
Admin1 is rereading Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin.
At last a rainy day, and a faint pastel rainbow. So April is no longer our driest month ever, prevously tied with April 2015, but it is our sunniest April ever (not just us either), beating April 2015. Digging for victory week 5: carrots, onions and radishes all growing, beans and courgettes ready to plant out. Neighbours say 2 foxes and 4 hedgehogs spend nights in our gardens. Hope they eat snails.
Admin1 is reading Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds.
[update] Next day: another April shower and a more impressive rainbow.
Sunshine sparkling on the spray from the sprinkler on our sunniest April day ever: 11.82kWh, the fourth >10kWh day this week with more to come if the forecast is right. From further away the physics of light on water makes a rainbow, symbol of these days.
Admin1 is reading Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds.
A somewhat inaccurate rainbow on the road. The temperature reached 25.0 °C today.
Admin1 is reading The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds.
Rainbows in windows is the latest meme to give community spirit to a nation of shut-ins. Tonight millions of people gathered at doors and windows to applaud the NHS. People have never been so united while avoiding each other like the…
Today was the sunniest day this year (and our fourth sunniest March day ever): 7.928kWh.
Admin2 is reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.
Admin1 is reading The Boy in the Headlights by Samuel Bjork. Admin2 is reading The Settlers by Vilhelm Moberg.
A glorious double rainbow in a golden evening sky marks the end of a grey cloudy day.
Admin1 is reading The Island by Ragnar Jonasson
An absolutely splendid rainbow marks the end of several miserable wet cold days. Roll on summer!
We are watching Line of Duty series 5 and Admin2 watched No Exit.
Admin2 is reading Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald; no idea what was going on, there were millions of characters all fighting each other.
We scored 7.5 on the GWQ.
Also spotted on our weathercam:
Admin1 is reading Dark Water by Robert Bryndza — competent, but nothing special. Admin2 is reading Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot
Coffee of the day: Brazil Passeio Icatu: rich and scented with citrus blossom.
A rainbow over the town centre.
Admin2 is reading The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner; life in a womens’ prison and the life that led to it.
We scored 8.5 on the GWQ.
A bit of sunshine in the rain, for a change.
Admin1 is reading The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler. Admin 2 is reading Haven by Adam Roberts, the sequel to Shelter with different characters and a different author, set in the same postapocalyptic milieu.
Birds fly over one rainbow and under another.
Admin1 is reading Last Rites by John Harvey. Admin2 is reading Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, an enjoyable fantasy about magic in an otherworldly Nigeria, somewhat spoiled by the afterwordly contention that #BlackLivesMatter, which they do of course, but the politics of the story was monarchy vs wizardry.
Rain that doesn’t reach the ground, and a rainbow that doesn’t reach the sky.
Admin2 is reading The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer; two mediaeval plague victims have the chance to save their souls by living for one day in each of the next six centuries.
We are watching Unforgotten.
We scored 7 on the GWQ.
Happy Birthday Lee. Here is a cake (thx Chris) with sprinkles (thx Audrey)
Admin1 is reading Beyond the Truth by Anne Holt.
Coffee of the day: Tanzania Tarime Natural; sharp and citrussy.
We had proper rain this afternoon at last, and a not very bright rainbow.
Admin1 is reading Race to the Kill by Helen Cadbury. Admin2 is reading Thin Ice by Quentin Bates, a racy read that constantly chopped between a large cast of varyingly unsavoury characters and a detective who was too involved with her dysfunctional family to catch most of them.