Gray Skies and Silver Linings

31 Mar

Yesterday was a horribly gray, dreary (but warm) day.  Do you see those rows of green in the field?  That’s rye.  We planted it as a cover crop to help with weed control in what will soon become this year’s pumpkin patch.

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The goats were enjoying the pasture.  The rains didn’t come until evening.  Then there were some downpours.  Luckily, it didn’t leave us too much rain.

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The good thing is that it was wet enough that today was not a day for tiling.  That means, that the water was hooked up in my soap room.  I’m busy moving in, and I hope to make my first batch of soap out there this weekend.

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This evening, we have a mix of dark clouds, puffy clouds, and brilliant sunshine.  Of course, they are calling for a mix of rain and snow by morning.  Surely that’s just Mother Nature’s April Fools joke.

I do hope you’ll come back tomorrow to join me in Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Skywatch Friday. I also forgot that Nancy is reviving her Random 5 Friday.  Hopefully, this is random enough.  I’ll do better at remembering next week.  I hope…


32 Responses to “Gray Skies and Silver Linings”

  1. Jeanne March 31, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

    Oh my! Nobody’s here yet?! Well you surely did get some gorgeous clouds! I especially like the last picture!!

    And the soap room is finished??? WOW!!! I got goosebumps for you!! That’s really exciting!

    • Teresa March 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

      I am completely head-over-heels excited. And exhausted from moving. I still have more moving to do, too.

  2. Rajesh March 31, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    Wonderful views of the sky.

  3. Jim March 31, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Beautiful sky.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks, Jim. They were dramatic.

  4. Nanda Kumar April 1, 2016 at 12:09 am #

    Beautiful shots!

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      Thank you so much!

  5. Pat April 1, 2016 at 12:19 am #

    We have had snow flurries all week long! I hope all this snow will bring beautiful wildflowers when it gets warmer.

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      I’m ready for wildflowers! Hope you don’t get too much snow.

  6. Margaret April 1, 2016 at 1:48 am #

    Looking forward to seeing the soap room in action. Great sky shots.

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 8:14 am #

      Me too! Hopefully, I’ll get to use it this weekend.

  7. Eileen Wise April 1, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    Hello, we have the same dreary skies here this morning. I heard snow one day too, I thought winter was over. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend.

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 8:14 am #

      Mother Nature is just pranking us for April Fools. Luckily, I think the snow missed us here. Just gray and rain again.

  8. Nancy Claeys April 1, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Link up should be working… so sorry for the inconvenience. Nancy

  9. tanya breese April 1, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    how exciting to get to use your new soap room!

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 9:24 am #

      It is very exciting! I can hardly wait.

  10. artmusedog April 1, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Beautiful sky shots with its ominous weather predictions ~

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you, Carol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Pondside April 1, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    It’s April 1st and anything can happen!
    I like your sky shots – silver lining, indeed.

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 9:38 am #

      The skies were crazy yesterday with bright sun, dark clouds, and light puffy clouds all jumbled together.

  12. Snap April 1, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Beautiful skies! I bet you are excited about your soap room … good for you!

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      Beyond excited! I might never leave again once I get started working in there.

  13. Ida P. Krause April 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Well I hope you didn’t get any (snow) for April Fool’s Day. Those were some stormy looking skies.
    I found it interesting about planting the rye in the pumpkin patch.
    Enjoy working in your new soap room.

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

      The snow stayed north of my area! Very thankful for that. I am still busy moving in tonight. Hopefully, I’ll get to make something out there this weekend!

  14. Jim April 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    Your ‘soaping room’ sounds really good, Teresa. Mom used to make lye soap back when I was small. She would have loved to have a modern place like yours. She didn’t even have running water to the house.
    I guess you will be selling homemade soap?

    • Teresa April 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

      I’ve been selling soap for several years now. This will also allow me to expand my line of bath and body items. I’m very excited!

  15. Barb April 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    It looks so green and growing there! The soap making sounds interesting.

    • Teresa April 2, 2016 at 7:30 am #

      The spring rains are really making things come to life!

  16. Nancy Claeys April 4, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    I little birdie told me you were moving south… glad the weather didn’t spoil too many of your plans. xo

    • Teresa April 4, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      I am getting moved into the soap room. Soon I might never leave there. LOL

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