Sunday, 10 September 2017

Not a lot of mellow fruitfullness.

I'm sorry Tom but I can't let you get away with being the only one to mention Keats several times.
To be quite honest so far Autumn ( well meteorological Autumn started on September 1st) has more than lived up to its name temperature wise.   Today the thermometer has dropped back to thirteen degrees Centigrade and it feels jolly cold.   There is a sharp gale blowing and it is forecast to get stronger.   Sharp, heavy showers keep falling.  There is not a lot to say which is positive about today I am afraid.   And there is not a lot of 'mellow fruitfullness "about that I can see.

Another lovely Sunday lunch out and a pleasant couple of hours afterwards sitting chatting in the bar over a pot of tea.

I watched the evening News and saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma , the awful mass exit from Myanmar of thousands of refugees, pictures of earthquake damage, all the death and destruction seems unending and really is most depressing.   I think that it is probably made more so by the fact that it is all brought into our homes, whereas in the past we could only read about it.   It does make me realise that my plight in being so long before I am able to move house should be put into proportion.   I have so many things to be thankful for and it will all happen one day.

19 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

We were talking of this the other day, how years ago we wouldn't have had any knowledge of things that were going on on the other side of the world. Sometimes this new technology isn't a good thing. People in the past often never went out of their villages and were happy in their own world. Sometimes I wish my world was a little smaller with less to cram into my head.
All the same I feel for the people who have lost everything, I can't imagine what that must be like
Briony
x

Frugal in Essex said...

There does seem to be a lot of horrid things going on in the world at the moment. Lots of us can't begin to imagine some of the situations people are going through. Watching the news certainly puts our lives into perspective.

Hard up Hester said...

It's very windy here and the boat is being buffeted, hubby tied a sprinkling in the end. But compared to those poor people in America, it's a minor inconvenience.

DUTA said...

Natural disasters seem to have become something of a routine, and their economic cost is unimaginable. We are all going to feel that cost, not only the people in the afflicted areas. Globality...

angryparsnip said...

Everything real or made up get plugged into our news.
Somedays it is hard listening to the news. Bring back lots of sad memories.
As alway your Sunday lunch sounds like a nice time.

cheers, parsnip

Mac n' Janet said...

Definitely feels like autumn here, dark and gloomy all day with just drizzling rain. Had to put long sleeves on. but it'll be back up in the 80's once Irma is gone.

Tom Stephenson said...

You are allowed, Weave. I haven't seen a quince this year. I want some.

Joanne Noragon said...

It's a lovely day here, but nights are so cold.

Cro Magnon said...

What a mess we (they) are making of the world. Half the world have nothing but what they stand up in, while the other half queues to buy the very latest smart phone or X box. Something ain't right.

Derek Faulkner said...

I agree with Crafty Cat, being closeted away in our own little village and not knowing what was happening elsewhere in this country, let alone halfway round the world, must of been lovely. There's too much information these days, affording us to worry over things that we haven't a chance of doing anything about.

Heather said...

Sorry you are still in a state of limbo with your move and I do hope you will get some positive news soon.
I am almost afraid to listen to the news but feel I should be aware of what is happening in the world. It is indeed mostly terrible and distressing, and I can't imagine the suffering that seems to be rife everywhere. I think the feeling of helplessness adds to the distress.
Enjoy the comfort and pleasure of your friends and your various activities.

Unknown said...

I can't imagine what that must be like Briony .


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The Weaver of Grass said...

Looking at the weather forecast it looks as though some of that wind is coming our way - but already Irma has been downgraded to Category one so we shall just experience gales here Iexpect. Thanks for your comments.

Rachel Phillips said...

It is worth observing what disappears off the news when the next piece of "bad" news arrives and to consider in your head just how bad the previous piece of "bad" news was in the first place. Think about it.

Derek Faulkner said...

Better off still, don't watch any of the "bad" news.

Rachel Phillips said...

I don't watch any of it but I do read the paper.

thelma said...

In fact journalists only look for 'bad news' there must be answer why we have to live on the cusp of anxiety all the time. There was a song years ago 'Its Good News week' but then of course it wasn't....

It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky.

Louise Stopford said...

I must say there really does seem to be a great deal of "doom and gloom" around in the world at the moment. It does put things into perspective. Hope that this devastating weather is on its way out and perhaps people can start to re-build their lives. By the way, off topic, thank you very much for your reply and information regarding hay and silage. I now think I have got it!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks. Wise advice here - I shall follow it.