Spring Rain Clouds

Spring Rain

Oh how we needed rain … and now we have it!  With the few days of warmth and the ground now soaked with rain, the trees at Sun Rising are drawing in the water with a shimmering delight.  All last summer many of our saplings barely grew an inch or more, yet in the past few weeks, every moment of warm sunshine has inspired them to push out their new leaves and grow!

Much more rain and we’ll be holding our breath though.  Here’s a beautifully dramatic photo taken by my colleague at the burial ground, Bruce Chatterton, on his phone.

Spring Rain Clouds

Spring Rain Clouds

With Sun Rising Hill rising so sharply behind the site, it isn’t unusual to have such wild cloud formations, but it’s often hard to capture them.  On the day this was taken (yesterday : Sunday 6 May), we had a break from the rain, in fact.  Today it has returned, leaving the fields once again vibrant and lush with green growth, the air sparkling with life.