Hawes, a little town in Wensleydale, is only fifteen miles from here. Last evening a large black cloud hung over Hawes and I thought it was coming our way (lots of plants put in - watering needed). But no - the evening brightened and we had no rain.
This morning on my dog walk I met J, who had been in Hawes last evening and told me they had had a cloud burst there and the streets were running with water. So we were lucky - we really don't want that kind of rain with all the new plants.
Today it has rained steadily all morning. It is 3.10 and it is still raining. Just the sort of rain we needed and so no need to water today.
Friend S called at lunch time and brought me three courgette plants and two runner bean plants which we planted in grobags.
Then, after lunch, I ordered the weed killer to start attacking the Mares Tail weed. S took Tess for her lunch time walk for me (thank you S) so now I can relax with today's Guardian and put my feet up.
Maybe I am sticking my head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich, but - really - what can I do about any of the world's problems? Absolutely
nothing other than worry. So I have decided to
limit my worries to family, friends, the house and garden in that order - and I shall let everything else float above my head. And if you think I am being selfish then so be it.