Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

03 Aug

We have a beautiful Sailors’ Barometer and on November 24th last year, it was overflowing telling us that another storm was on the way! Sailors used weather glass barometers to forecast the weather. These simple, yet scientific, devices accurately predict the weather by barometric pressure. Basically, when the water level in the spout is high, it means low air pressure (rain, snow, storm, etc) is imminent. When the water level is low, the barometric pressure is high, and that indicates good weather.

This was, indeed, foreshadowing a cracker of a storm!

Sailors' barometer overflowing 24th November 2012

Sailors’ barometer overflowing 24th November 2012

In contrast, today’s ‘reading’.

Today, a bright sunny 3rd August

Today, a bright sunny 3rd August


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19 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    August 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    You know how I feel about barometers, Sally. My son-in-law’s barometer serves us all well. It’s come close to overflowing quite a few times,

  2. maureenjenner

    August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Something so simple, so beautiful, and a joy forever.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Yes, indeed. Thank you for calling in. 🙂

  3. dhphotosite

    August 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Gee that must have been some storm!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Yes it was – but without thunder or lightning which was disappointing! I love to see a really dramatic storm. This was just wild winds and huge amounts of rain thundering down.

  4. Jim in IA

    August 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I like that barometer. Weather study is an avocation of mine. It caught my attention.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      fascinating isn’t it? I love to watch for storms! 🙂

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    loved your post…and the neat barometer…
    might have to check this out and get one for a gift…

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      They are findable. Someone liked it the first time I posted this and did find one as a present for her son-in-law. 🙂

  6. andrea

    August 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

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    • mybeautfulthings

      August 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

      I am very happy that you like my photographs. 🙂

      • andrea

        August 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

        I’m looking forward to lots of beautiful pictures of you

  7. cynthiamc1

    August 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    That’s beautiful! I’ve never seen one like that.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      My sister-in-law just uses plain water but we love the blue. You could colour the water any colour that takes your fancy! 🙂

  8. northumbrianlight

    August 3, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very neat solution to the challenge – yes, I remember the first but I prefer the look of the second 🙂 I really fancy getting one of these – so much more interesting than any digital equivalent.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

      They are still available. Someone who saw my first posting found one as a Christmas present for her son-in-law who was delighted with it. 🙂

  9. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 3, 2013 at 9:45 am

    wonderful foreshadowing — you are always so creative


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