Sunshine Rain

solstice98May 12, 2007

When I was a child in North Dakota, if my German grandmother saw rain falling in the sunshine she always said, "The devil is beating his wife". Years later in New Mexico I heard a Native American woman say "The devil's wife is crying" during a sunlit rain. I've never heard anyone else call it anything. It's pretty and I've always liked it. Besides all that, we desperately need the rain so it would have been nice, no matter what you want to call it!

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doris_mi5

When I see sunshine and rain I look for a rainbow. Nice captures

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 5:43PM
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luvtosharedivs

Looks like it would sound like a soft, calming rain that could lull a person to sleep.

Lovely!

Julie

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 6:35PM
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kentuck_8b

We always just called it a "sun-shower." I have heard it called the Devil's tears.

Nice photos, and a beautiful solarium!!

Kt

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 8:36PM
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dosaye

I have always heard" The Devil is beating his wife"

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 9:43PM
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mvastian

In Greece old people used to say: "Sun and Moon, the donkeys get married - Sun and Rain, the poor people get married"

Maria

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 2:23AM
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bean_counter_z4

Beautiful photo of the rain on water. Enjoyed the folklore too. Wonder what inspired those myths?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 8:23AM
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ronf_gw

My Grandmother use to say "Rain when the sun shines; rain tomorrow, too."
Ron

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 11:24AM
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alisande

I never heard of any of those sayings, but I love your pool!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 12:46PM
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