Friday, 21 September 2018

Autumnal Equinox.

Well, it has arrived and with it a sharp, cool wind.  Now, at half past six in the evening, the sky is blue with puffy white clouds and the wind has died down.   But it is by no means warm.

Looking at Antiques Road Trip this afternoon it was obvious that it was filmed much earlier in the year.   The roadsides were thick with Cow Parsley and every grass field was golden with buttercups.
The lovely Summer is but a distant memory.    Now we must think about battening down the hatches and putting away our Summer togs.

Apparently the Weather forecasters say we are not likely to get much snow this year.   Now where have I heard that before?   Does anyone else remember that deep snow in March, that ice, that bitter wind?   As my dear farmer used to say all year, philosophically, - we shall get what comes and we shall have no alternative but to take it.

 

20 comments:

angryparsnip said...

We are still in our Summer trying into zoom into Fall our days are getting cooler and it is so nice !
I hope you will get some snow just not an avalanche of snow all at once.

cheers, parsnip and badger

Derek Faulkner said...

After a stormy night here on Sheppey it was a very windy and colder day today, not cold enough for CH or wood burners but certainly chillier - and still any meaningful rain eludes us, I fear I am going to be repeating my comments of last year. If only we could go back to that long and hot spell in mid-summer.

Sue in Suffolk said...

We had a stormy night here too, the electric went off and on which woke me up as it makes the doorbell ring for some strange reason.
Much colder today, chilly wind and dark very early tonight

Bovey Belle said...

We had quite a storm yesterday and overnight with a LOT of rain. Then in Hay today when it was meant to be sunny, we had a thunderstorm, hailstones and ripping winds! Unlike Sue we didn't lose power, but gosh, the windows certainly rattled last night!

Derek - if the heatwave returns, you can have it ALL!

Rachel Phillips said...

Yes, it seems like today Summer ended. The temperature dropped suddenly from the low 20 C to 14 C with high winds and gusts. The sun shone all day but tonight it suddenly disappeared and I realised the sky was grey and then it was dark. I lit the woodburner.

justjill said...

Still the wind and rain. Cooler. Heating on then off as we lit the woodburner. Tis the season.

Derek Faulkner said...

Bovey Belle, I'll more than glad to take the heatwave from you, it'll be a darn sight better than the cold and short, gloomy days when it gets dark by 5pm.

Heather said...

I usually look out of the window to see what the weather is doing. I do listen to forecasts and as a result have carried a rain jacket with me throughout the week and only needed it on Thursday! I read in a newspaper a few days ago, that we are to have a very severe winter this year, but so often these dire predictions come to nothing. We shall see.

Chris Elliot said...

31C down to 23C in a matter of minutes, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain! Definitely a changing of the seasons.

Joanne Noragon said...

Driving rain out my window, too.

Cro Magnon said...

To welcome the equinox we had about 30 mins of rain in the afternoon; I don't remember when we last had any. It did no good.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Next week forecast to be clear, bright and a bit chilly here - perfect weather to my taste. The farmer's philosophy is so typical of those who work on the land.

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thelma said...

Well Happy Mabon, and Autumnal Equinox, and the temperature zooms down as well. This is the time of giving thanks for the harvest of the year and should be seen as a happy time, the Farmer says it all ;)

Librarian said...

A storm and rain were forecast for yesterday here, and although it was very windy frm lunchtime until around 6 pm (very noticeable on the 9th floor where I was working), the rain never came, and the wind stopped mid-evening.
Now it is sunny again, but rather chilly; time for the long-sleeved tops!
The Farmer was wise.

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Elizabeth said...

So glad to be somewhat back in the blogging world. How I love autumn - the best season for me. Good to catch up with you.
I'm reading The Butcher's Daughter by Victoria Glendinning - about the Reformation -I think you might enjoy it.

Gwil W said...

Stormy nights all round by the sound of it. In the middle of the night there was a loud crash and Mrs G's precious orchid was blown out of its pot and off the kitchen window and into the centre of the kitchen where it landed miraculously intact. This morning I noticed a fence had been blown over onto a car and the drains were blocked with leaves and other debris. A Norwegian professor said in 50 years they will have weather like Southern Europe.

Tracy said...

The farmer was spot on. I am in North Yorkshire too and am hoping for a mild winter, but who knows?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Heather you read in the paper of a severe winter to come. I read that we are not to have much snow in the coming winter - so it looks as though the farmer's attitude us the right one!
I shall keep the freezer full just in case though.

Thanks for your comments.