Rain, rain go away.I know I usually go for colour skywatch but this tumultuous thunderous storm brewing sky suits my mood this week. I always said I'll blog while it's fun and stop when it's not. Well some people need to lighten up and remember this is not a competition, this blogging lark and that commenting about another person negatively on someone else's blog is just the height of bad manners blogging etiquette. You see why I have not been around for a few days, besides the work taking me out of town and out of net reach. I'm poking my tongue out at you verbally rude person(people). You nice people out there ignore the tongue poking and hopefully enjoy the stormy clouds. Thruuuuuuuuuuuup! That was a blown raspberry! Some people have noooooooooo sense of humour.
Stormy weather heading my way. Sort of. No two days have been alike this week. From warm blue sky days, whipping winds, threatening foreboding clouds, hailstones we've had it all. Well no that's not true we haven't had a rainbow. Anyway rain, rain go away I need to put my washing out. Do you know this nursery rhyme? I always think of it on days like these, but not of it's origins. No it's not from the island, but I'm sure someone out there in Isle of Man world has a weird Manx or Gaelic version full of goblins, fairies, vampires and witches scaring children out of their wits as most nursery rhymes( and fairytales come to that) so often do. I mean whoever thought fairytales like Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretal were ideal bedtime reading? Is it any wonder lights are asked to be kept on! Don't even get me started on why clowns are scary. Back to the ditty. This apparently is the original version. Although there are many more.
- Rain rain go away,
- Come again another day.
- Little Brian wants to play;
- Rain, rain, go to Spain,
- Never show your face again!
Why Spain? Read what Wiki says and it's something I've heard before, but you know what myths are like. So Wiki Says
"Rain Rain Go Away" is a short children's rhyme. As with many nursey rhymes the origin and meaning of this rhyme is open for debate, but one theory dates it back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth the I. The invasion of the Spanish Armada was, in part, defeated by the stormy weather (which scattered the Armada fleet). A song, based on the rhyme, was co-written by Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney, who were married at the time. Baker wrote the lyrics to the song, while Regney composed the music. Rain Rain Go Away was initially recorded by Bobby Vinton.
Skywatch watchers can be found here. Many thanks to Dot for the inspirational idea, Tom for the first care taking and the My world gang for looking after skywatch now.
Still no Watchmen here!