Suffolk is well-known for big, open skies. These skies of cool blue with puffs of white cloud were made famous in the paintings of Suffolk-born, John Constable, from Dedham Vale on the Suffolk/Essex border.
However, it’s not always sunny in Suffolk and recently there have been spells of speedily arriving storm clouds and heavy summer showers.
These conditions, combined with the evening sunlight, have resulted in some spectacular, brilliant rainbows. Sadly, I didn’t get the best shot as it was gone by the time I’d run back indoors to get my camera, but one rainbow looked like it was dipping into a pot of gold in the depths of the sea. It was the brightest, most vibrant rainbow I’ve ever seen.
The next morning following the stormy showers it was the return of blue skies and white clouds complementing the painted houses bright along the seafront – a very English view.
Still, what’s to do on a stony, shingle beach with a very calm sea, ah yes, skim stones.
14 thoughts on “A quintessentially English weather drama”
What a beautiful place you live in! Loving the seascape and the rainbows
Oh, I wish I did live back in Suffolk, but this was just a week visiting some old haunts!!
Now I feel nostalgic for old blighty again.
😄 It’s just all so, so English!
Best ice cream parlor, chippie and sweetie shop in the whole world on that high street! But the best thing about Suffolk is the people… So open, friendly and genuine. Shame the house prices near the beach are so high or I would have stayed forever!
Yes, we looked at the house prices and they seemed somewhat outrageous really. My parents bought their cottage in the late 1960s for £1,000. Another time!
When we win the lottery eh??
Yes, we can but dream!
The photo of the anchors in front and the rainbow behind is pretty special! Looks like you’re finally getting summer weather😊
If you ever take a peek on Instagram those anchors keep popping up over and over again. A widely, popular choice for a photo!!
Great post. Thank you.
Ta. I do love to be beside the seaside!
Beautiful image Agnes, the third one could be on one of those semi dried inland seas in the old Soviet Union, maybe the Caspian
Yes, I know what you mean. It has a brooding quality. It’s all about the lighting, as ever.