Rain Stopped Play

With enough heavy rain falling on Wimbledon to cancel play in the Tennis Tournament on all but the covered centre court, it seemed as if Downton’s weather wore a miserable, dark, frosty-faced expression, eventually turning to tears of sympathy.

Jackie was driven in from planting under the shelter of the weeping wisteria. Suddenly, after the hottest June on record, we are plunged into a typical wet Wimbledon week.

Before watching centre court matches between Elena Rybakina and Shelby Rogers, and between Andy Murray and Ryan Peniston, I occupied myself converting the following posts published in a July of 9 years ago from Classic to Block edits:

This evening we all dined on oven fish and chips, and garden peas followed by berry strudel and custard, with which Jackie drank Yellow Tail rosé and I finished the Shiraz.


  1. I love the rain shots.
    It came down hard here in Montreal along with lightening and thunder as “backup singers”!

  2. I would love to borrow some of your rain, but summer is just underway and you may need all that moisture in days to come.

    You are doing a beautiful job of converting the older posts to block format, Derrick. That has been a considerable amount of work!

    Love to you and Jackie.

  3. Heavy rain and thunderstorms were predicted but none arrived.
    The rain made a half-hearted effort with a little splurting on the windows, but not enough to unpeg the washing from the line. Sorry about your tennis viewing.

  4. I love rain and I love your beautiful rain photos! Drips and drops, bubbles and puddles.
    Yes, a Wimbledon tradition held firm…and wet.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

  5. Seems your rain came at an inopprtune time, Derrick. We’ve had afternnoon thunderstorms almost every day. Your photo is a stunning capture.

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