At this time of year we watch the waves of weather, that race off the West coast of Africa. We chart their gradual progress, from their conception, with curiosity, to their imminent arrival, with concern. One such wave has passed us and my attention is caught by the most recent. When viewing these images with detachment, I can afford the luxury of being able to admire their undeniable beauty and form. The chart featured here demonstrates the power of these images. It fills me with wonder to watch the way in which The Canary Islands are, seemingly, excluded from participating in precipitation.