Tuesday, 14 June 2011

One perfect summer's day.




Here in the UK in some 'summers' a real summer's day is as rare as hens' teeth. It is still very cold at night and we are still having a log fire every night. For the last two days it has been raining heavily and for weeks before that it has been cold and windy. We did have one week of real summer weather in May - early Spring! Yes that is the contrariness of our weather system and may well account for why we all become so preoccupied with it.
But today it has been a perfect summer's day. There is a tiny breeze; the sun has shone in a cloudless sky all day; it is warm - and above all there is a smell of summer. That smell is of grass, wild roses, greenery in general and it is a delight to be outside.
It has also meant that we can at last gather in the last of the first cut silage. This morning it was rowed up and then baled in big round bales. Now, at 5.30pm, we are waiting for the wrapper to arrive. Then it will be all hands to the deck to get all the wrapped bales into the barn before dark (i.e. before the rabbits get to them!)

11 comments:

Eryl said...

Looks like a perfect day for a bit of outdoor labouring. It's been nice here today, too: 'bout time!

Pomona said...

It has been lovely down here- although we had a fire on Sunday night, which does seem crazy in June!

Pomona x

angryparsnip said...

it looks and sounds like a wonderful summer day to me. Even with the work that had to be done.

I love when the gardener cuts my very tiny grass area (for The Boys) the air always smells so good. After he leaves I always go out and sit outside and enjoy it with The Boys !

cheers, parsnip

I must look up wrappers ? we mostly just bale the hay and then store it.
I am learning so much reading your blog.

Titus said...

Yep, it was three-load day for me Weaver! Lovely to get washing out on the line... at last.
I have lit the fire again tonight though.

Hildred and Charles said...

What is so rare as a day in June!

I guess we are just going to have to accept the fact that it's one of those summers, - rainy and unpredictable. Perhaps September will reward us for our patience, Pat.
Bear with it....

Dave King said...

What a shame we can't share the weather round a bit. We had a hot, dry (too dry!) Spring, and even now we've had only a couple of days of rain. We have got the cold, though.

steven said...

weaver - i love when the day's are cold and wet and then suddenly as if you've discovered a forgotten christmas gift at the back of the christmas tree, there's a warm summery day and every feature of it somehow stands out more than ever before. steven

Rachel said...

The summer has come to rest in Norfolk for this year.

It is still early and the evenings are of course chilly. I light the fire sometimes but not everyday and not always because it is chilly, just because I like to have fire. It is comforting.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Today fertiliser has gone down - the rabbits are frollicking around in the short grass and everywhere smells lovely. Tomorrow will be slurry day and the scene will change! Thanks for the comments.

retriever said...

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Mary said...

Ahhh! I well recall a perfect English Summer's day, now and then!