A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – Where is my shovel?

We all know the “broma” of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – do we?

rainbowIt is based on an Irish lore……

….. a leprechaun granted one wish to a couple who was very poor and had little. They asked for riches of gold and silver. The leprechaun was angered that the couple would be so selfish, but as a hint, told them he put their riches in a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the story goes the couple is still looking for the end of the rainbow to this day…..

Although I do know that it is impossible to ever reach the end of a rainbow, I was still tempted to think about where I have last seen my shovel.


mimosa in flowerIt is going to be an interesting year. Rainfall so far is about 50% below seasonal average. We do love the already very warm sunshine but also don’t mind the rainbows. The grasses, herbs and wild flowers need the rain to get started in earnest as the mimosas have faded and a replacement is needed.