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Barometer, Glass and Raindrops

There are storms approaching! There have been weather warnings on the radio and our own personal weather warning has been alerting us by dripping up and out of the glass.

Sailors’ barometer and one of my glass pieces

I love raindrops!

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2019 in nature, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

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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Weekly Photo Challenge -Up Again

Interesting challenge but found a variety of photos with different interpretations that please me. Yesterday’s regular post had a couple of ‘Up’ photos too.

 

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Sailors’ Barometer, Skype and Starter

1   We have a beautiful Sailors’ barometer and today it is overflowing telling us that another storm is 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.

Sailor’s barometer overflowing

2   Delightful Skyping with KJ and the Grandbabies this evening. It’s such fun to watch them playing and to see their excitement at seeing us on their television!

3   Had lovely friends round for dinner tonight and I made this delicious and simple but effective starter of prawns and smoked salmon.

Smoked salmon and prawn stack

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Food, Grandchildren, postaday2012

 

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My Dear Sister, Lakh and the Sailors’ Barometer

1   Found a phone message, left at about midnight last night, from my dear sister, Deborah aka Daisy in Hawaii, telling me she loves me and that she is loving seeing the joy in my postings about Senegal – a beautiful moment indeed. Thank you!

2   Researching Lakh on the net to help with my Senegal postings, I came across this blog which is just so evocative of all we experienced. You might like to have a look.  http://friendsfooddrinks.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/thieboudienne-lakh-mafe.html

Lakh is a bit like green rice pudding but made with millet and on top there is the most scrumptious creamy mixture, not unlike condensed milk which some readers will know I have a sweet tooth for!

Lakh - a fabulously sweet and delicious pudding

3   We’ve had very sudden and very heavy April showers today (lovely for the garden) and one of the things I like when the weather is going to be stormy is to watch the blue water in our Sailors’ Barometer rising. Today, at the peak of the heavy rain, it overflowed. I took the photo a bit later on when I realised that it would be one of today’s beautiful things!

Sailors' Barometer

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in art, family, Food, Senegal, travel

 

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