This is a first: A post about Block Island while I am still on the island. And pictures of the sky and almost-sunset within twenty-four hours of when they were taken.
Yesterday we took advantage of the clear weather to plant a number* of new Rosa rugosas and weed the garden out front. But at about 5:30 I had to take a break in order to photograph the sky. The prediction was for rain starting at about 5am, and the sky was beginning to cloud up with an effect that looked like some kind of aery ocean.
Below it, the ocean and the pond were lit up like some kind of watery sunfire.
Later that evening, the clouds thickened. There was only one narrow sliver of sunset, and that, only for a few moments.
Today, as promised, it’s been raining. All day. Good for the Rosa rugosa.