On days like this the word 'scudding' is often used to describe the skies. I couldn't work out the origins of the word beyond the image of Scud missiles streaking across a desert skyline. Well, one of the free online dictionaries has it defined as 'To run or skim along swiftly and easily' so I guess scudding clouds are those fierce looking beasties that threaten hail and biblical rain as they whip along, seemingly inches above your head. This day was one of those. Instead of the skies usual seemingly infinite infinitness.... it felt like I was climbing a rocky step-ladder on my way up to paint the fluffy ceiling. Thankfully the sky didn't fall on my head.