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

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 5:43PM
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Looks like it would sound like a soft, calming rain that could lull a person to sleep.



    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 6:35PM
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We always just called it a "sun-shower." I have heard it called the Devil's tears.

Nice photos, and a beautiful solarium!!


    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 8:36PM
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I have always heard" The Devil is beating his wife"

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 9:43PM
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In Greece old people used to say: "Sun and Moon, the donkeys get married - Sun and Rain, the poor people get married"


    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 2:23AM
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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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My Grandmother use to say "Rain when the sun shines; rain tomorrow, too."

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 11:24AM
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I never heard of any of those sayings, but I love your pool!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 12:46PM
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