Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Another Day of Sunshine.

It is still cold, maybe a slight frost this morning, but fear not - it is set to warm up in the next few days so we shall get a bit of respite before winter sets in.   On the TV weather map that blue cold seems to be receding Northwards and a pleasant orange surging up from the South so let's make the most of it.

I have changed my vet and now go to one whose Surgery is ten miles away through the lovely countryside of Wensleydale.   This morning I had to be there with her for ten o'clock for her annual injections - we just made it by the skin of our teeth.   The Autumn colours on the journey were exquisite - especially the Horse Chestnuts.   I rather think the Autumn colour is a little later this year - it is my birthday tomorrow and usually it seems to fall when the colours are at their height.   This year they seem a little late.   Is it the same where you live?

This afternoon friend S came to take Tess for a walk and I am certain Tess heard her car come in the end of the road because she got up and went and sat by the door.   Over the past few weeks I have especially noticed just how acute her hearing is.    L also came to point up round the base of my bungalow - where it meets the path.   Especially where the bungalow faces South the concrete had cracked.   Now L has tidied it up nicely.   I have this need to get these jobs done before Winter sets in - I can imagine that if I had lived during hunter/gatherer days this is the time when I would have been stocking my larder with game I had caught (can't imagine it would be much; I am not any good at catching a mouse in a trap).

Well, when I rise in the morning I shall be another year older ( 87 ) -sometimes it all gets a bit depressing (especially when winter is near) but as we say - the alternative is worse.

36 comments:

susan said...

Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday! This loyal reader from 'across the pond' sends best wishes for a continued happy life for you and your loyal four-footed friend!

pat chester said...

hope you have a lovely day for your birthday. You are doing so well.

best wishes

Derek Faulkner said...

Age rarely bothers me but lying in bed this morning I had a rare feeling of being scared, that at 72, the way ahead and the opportunities to enjoy it, seem to be getting more limited. I really can't imagine being 87, or having your daily resolve to make the best of being it. it's quite remarkable how you do it - congratulations.

Rachel Phillips said...

I think it is great you are so well. I believe it is all in the genes. If one is fit and well and has no gaga issues I suppose it is no different being 87 to being 67 or 47. We are having lovely weather here in the East of England but have had early morning frosts this week. Apart from that, everything is a bed or roses.

Virginia said...

Dear Weaver, Happy birthday! May tomorrow turn on a brilliant day especially for you. May your year be filled with daily delights, kindnesses and surprises, and above all, contentment.

Bonnie said...

Happy early Birthday! You have a lot to be proud of living such an active and busy life! We are just now getting some color in our trees here in Missouri and now all of a sudden we have some snow and ice. That will likely cause us to lose the leaves with the freeze. The weather can change so fast!

Penhill said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Here on the edge of the Cotswolds Autumn seems to come later or is it just this year? We are just a couple of miles from Batsford Arboretum , a slightly smaller Westonbirt.and the Acers in particular looked glorious.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Have a wonderful birthday Pat, Hope you have a nice meal planned somewhere

Jules said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Pat. X

justjill said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow. Our leaves are falling but certainly not the Autumnal colour we expect. Strange. What I do is add the numbers so think you are 15! I am 7.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Happy Birthday a day early! glad you are having a bit of sunshine. Here in northeast Ohio, far from your neck of the woods, the fall colors are definitely later this year. For a time I thought they were not coming at all, but better later than never. Much better.

Heather said...

Sweet dreams tonight Pat, and a very Happy Birthday tomorrow with plenty of nice surprises and a bit of pampering too.
I went away last weekend - Saturday to Monday - and was astounded by the difference in such a short time in the colours of the trees and at how much of the foliage had fallen.

JanF said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I am certain it will be because you seem to manage to make the most of every opportunity to be happy. I hope you have at least one extra jolly surprise!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Enjoy your day tomorrow.

the veg artist said...

Have a lovely birthday. You deserve it!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone for your Birthday wishes. Yes I do manage to keep reasonably fit apart from the fact that I can't walk very well and need a stick. I took Tess into town today to buy her a new harness and found walking with her on the lead in town nigh on impossible. I did manage to get back to the car but with difficulty.

Anonymous said...

The best of birthday Weaver!!!







Oklahoma Girl said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Every day and year is a blessing.

Brenda said...

Happy birthday
Love love your blog

Bonnie said...

Happy birthday and a wonderful new year ahead!
Bonnie in Minneapolis

Anonymous said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you

Liz in Corsica

thelma said...

A Happy Birthday Pat, may family and friends love you always for your lovely attitude to everything in life. X

Gwil said...

Many happy returns and happy Halloween

Penny said...

Happy birthday Pat, I hope you had a lovely day.

Beverley said...

Happy Birthday Weave, it is mine tomorrow and I agree with you about the colours. It is usually very bright on my birthday but they are later this year. Bev

Librarian said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I hope you will continue blogging for many more years, I always enjoy reading your posts. When I will get to be in my 80s, I want to be like you!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday from over the Pond! Always enjoy reading your perspective on life. You always display a great deal of wisdom, practicality and, probably most important, a good sense of humour. Hope you have a grand day.

Louise Stopford said...

Have a wonderful birthday Pat. The way you write is beautiful - I too hope you will be blogging for many more years.

Anonymous said...

Not to get sappy about it, but the simple truth is that you are an inspiration to so many of us
You’ll just have to own up to that—please don’t be embarrassed.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Marci

Linda Metcalf said...

Hope your birthday is wonderful!

wisps of words said...

Have a lovely Eve of Your Birthday!!!!

And have a Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain....

😊 😊 😊 😊

elf said...

Happy birthday, dear Weaver!

Martina said...

Happy birthday Pat!

Granny Sue said...

Wishing you the best of birthdays, and a peaceful year that is as pain-free as possible.

The Weaver of Grass said...

A thousand thank-yous!!!

Judy from Maine said...

Happy belated birthday. I have just started following you, and wanted you to know how much I look forward to reading your adventures. Today is my 69th birthday..so in spirit we’ll take another trip around the sun together.