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Storms and rainbows: a story in pictures

image of landscape-like formation in the clouds

a landscape in the clouds

Today we saw some amazing sights on our walk – what looked like another landscape in the clouds became visible when bad weather stirred up the air.

We walked in the sun but each time we looked back we could see that a storm was approaching.

photo of bad weather approaching across the hills

don’t look back!

Ahead were blue sky and clouds with strong shapes making their own compositions with the angles of the hill.

photo of cloud shapes and hill angles

cloud shapes and hill angles

In the western sky the clouds seemed to be scurrying upwards as if they were in danger of being dragged down into the sea.

photo of cloud pattern

scurrying clouds

We met some velvety fell ponies who followed us in a friendly fashion for a while.

photo of fell ponies

wild, hairy fell ponies

But every time we looked east there were dark clouds looming.

photo of gathering clouds

clouds are gathering, stalking us from the east

And the ponies were on the move. Maybe they wanted company or perhaps they didn’t like the look of the weather behind us either.

photo of ponies approaching from afar

the ponies are coming

Round the corner looking north a rainbow was gathering its colours over the hills

image of rainbow over hills

a rainbow starts to form in the centre of the view

To be continued …