Monday 19 August 2019

The wrong kind of rainbow

The weather forecast for Torridon last weekend was mixed. Gail has a tendency, inherited from Human Grandad, to look on the bright side, and claimed, as we headed west to our cottage on Friday morning, it would at least be excellent rainbow weather.

On arrival we walked up the road and passed the local farmer who greeted us with his customary "nae a bad day".

But as the skies darkened, and the last vestige of brightness fell victim to a pincer movement obliterating any hint of a cloud break, even Gail had to concede that her optimism might, on this occasion, have been misplaced.

As you know, I am not one of those soft southern pups who disdains to to venture out in rainy weather. 

"Why fret about the wet?" could be my motto.  

At least the wind was strong enough to keep the midges at bay. 

And eventually, on the road up the hill from the cottage, I did spot a rainbow of sorts...


  1. you are right that is not the kind of rainbow with the pot of gold... we had such mixed weather too butt the weather guy said we will get 30°c soon...

  2. Hari OM
    Nope, Bertie lad, without sun, no rainbows can there be. Still - I see you made the best of things! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. BOL BOL BOL "Why fret about the wet?", indeed.
    We have a different kinda wet here. Our weather geek just told the humidity was so thick (94%/ 75 degrees) we would need to chew the air before we swallowed it.

    You know there is something about a cloudy day that delights me. But then I don't live where it rains a lot.

    Well done on finding the rainbow in the day
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. You're braver than me, Bertie! I don't like getting my paws wet!

  5. Look at that nice big mud puddle! We've seen rainbows like that in the road too, Bertie, and those are certainly not the good kind.

  6. *holds up her paw* Yep, guilty as charged, I'm definitely one of those wimpish southerners who DON't go out in the rain...butt, I can appreciate and admire your bravery from afar Bertie!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. We always like seeing you out and about in the rain, it inspires us to do the same thing...sometimes!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  8. My mom calls a walk in the rain a "soapless dogwash"! How's that for looking on the bright side of things!

    Your friend Kiki

  9. We're soft southern dogs....but with the drought, we don't have to think about it! Love your rainbow...BOL!

  10. Hilda is not necessarily a fan of wet feet, mom wonders what she will think of snow
    Mabel & Hilda

  11. It sure looks like you were enjoying yourself Bertie.

  12. That's a very pretty sort of rainbow even if it was found in the wrong place:)

    We had three nights of heavy rain and a downed tree:( And now the reward is the three H's - hot, hazy, and humid.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Well Bertie, it all looks very dramatic - with the clouds across the lake ! I'd send you some of our very hot weather, but it seems to have decided to stay here for a few more weeks. I would melt in the sunshine, but my hooman makes me stay indoors in the shade so that I can lie on the cool tiled floors.
    We're all really looking forwards to some rain and cool days and nights.

    Inca xx

  14. Bertie, we know that you don't mind getting your paws a little wet. At least you got to see somewhat of a rainbow. Hopefully next time one with appear. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  15. Bertie - At least the grass isn't parched.