Today it has been misty all day and the sun has never appeared although it is quite mild. This morning the lawn was covered in beautifully woven fine cobwebs - hundreds of them, spun I guess by very small spiders overnight. Reminded me of my reason for calling my blog site 'weaverofgrass', here is the poem for anyone who hasn't read it. (written by me, I hasten to add).
In that bright hour
when the sky glows
with the promise of a rising sun;
when the air is cool
and dew lies heavy on the ground -
then come the weavers,
threading their strands through the grass
so that at evening,
when the sun is low,
it shines through silken threads
that shimmer in the fading light
and make a field
It only seems to happen at this time of the year. The other thing that happens at this time of the year is that the nights begin to get dark very early. Tonight it was very dark here by seven o'clock.
On October 27th we put the clocks back an hour and it will be dark even earlier. For those folk who live alone it does make for very long, lonely nights.
I remember during the war when we had Double British Summer Time and the clocks were put forward two hours to give the farmers more time to work in the fields in the daylight.
Do you think that we should return to this now? Or should we leave things as they are? Or should we do away with the idea of British Summer Time altogether? I would be interested to hear your views.