|A charming depiction of children and dog in the rain.|
Unknown origin, possibly Mabel Lucy Atwell.
|Raining cats and dogs (and pitchforks!) from a cartoon by Cruickshanks|
The most widely circulated is that in the 16th-century many homes had thatched roofs and animals could crawl into the thatch and find shelter from the elements, and then fall out during heavy rain. Hard to see a dog clambering up there though.
|One of my favourite local thatched cottages, actually a terrace of three|
which were once a toll cottage
|The sleet in our garden this morning|
I like rain, perhaps not this hard or windy, but I love the way it makes all things fresh again. And while it is raining it is a good excuse to get on with tasks in the house, so I leave you with this small collection of rain art and items. Beautiful I think and sadly not mine.
|I think the movement in this is wonderful.|
By Giuseppe Armani, at the Florence Sculpture d’Arte
Whoo (pun!) could resist this owl umbrella stand?
It's on Amazon for $140.00
The artists's name is not legible on this, it is such a pretty print.