And more weather-watching.

Last Friday, I stayed home and worked until dinnertime--not least because the view from the house was dramatic and superb. Again.

8:52 a.m.

9:35 a.m.

12:58 p.m.

3:04 p.m.

3:10 p.m.

3:22 p.m.

3:26 p.m.

Some holiday presents arrived at the house while that rainbow was at its brightest. I asked the man who brought me the package, "Have you seen the terrific rainbow out over the Clyst?" He said, "Ah, yeah, there've been rainbows all over the place today."

Have I mentioned that I'm leaving town tomorrow, and that my destinations include the arms of many loved ones and then the monastery? I feel too excited to sleep. It is so very much the eve of the eve of the solstice.