‘Chastened’ by April showers
Instead of mounting the ‘velocipede’ and enjoying the unbroken morning sunshine today, I found myself being chased by persistent afternoon April showers, and ‘chastened’ by those that caught me! For those who don’t know the UK and its April showers, these are very localised downpours, sometimes accompanied by punishing hailstones, that nearly always catch you unawares (especially if you are riding a bike!). By the time you’ve decided to stop and don your rainproof, you are already soaked, and a few minutes later the sun comes out again and your rainproof becomes a burden.
The beauty of April showers, however, is in the dramatic skies that can surround you on every horizon. It is worth getting an occasional soaking to see these: