Saturday, 27 July 2019

Singing for Joy.

I can almost hear the plants in my garden   singing for joy today.   It has rained heavily more or less non stop all day here in the North East.   I have not had to carry a single watering can and I suspect my rain water butt will  be full which also makes life much easier.   Hopefully the rain will have passed over to the West tomorrow and we shall see the sun again.   Simple pleasures but good ones.

It has been far too much for Tess and for me too.   I have spent the past three days doing very little.   I am not driving until I have discussed my slight loss of consciousness with my Doctor on Monday and I am sure he will tell me not drive for the time being.   Taxis into town cost very little from where I live  (four pounds) and with my new walker I might be able to walk a little further anyway.   And various good friends are being helpful with lifts too.   A delivery from Tesco and a batch of Teady meals delivered have set me up nicely - I am just having to readjust my life style.

Looking out of the window at 8.58 I notice how the nights are beginning to draw in.   It is still raining and the sky is full of big, scudding black clouds - but it is also almost dark.   Dare in say Autumn draws on?

The electrician is coming in the morning to finally finish putting the new lights in my kitchen and not a moment too soon - I really need them now to make that bedtime drink. See you tomorrow.




 

24 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

I can't believe the virtual overnight change from record breaking heat to almost chilly and greyness, today feels almost autumnal - and I'm not bloody liking it. Last night I was still in the garden at 10.00, in just a pair of shorts, trying to cool down, none of that tonight. Hurry up back hot summer.

VC said...

Rained here in the North West too after a week of unbelievable heat and humidity. I love the light nights and absolutely hate when the nights begin to draw in. I know some people love it but I'm not one of them I'm afraid.

justjill said...

I just want some fresh air.

Derek Faulkner said...

I agree with VC

Heather said...

Oh, don't say the nights are drawing in, even though they are. We had to wait so long for summer I don't want to lose it yet, even though some days have left me exhausted. It has been cooler today thank goodness.

Granny Sue said...

I am so glad you got rain. I spoke on the phone with my cousn in Cambridge and he said it was 101F there. Unbelievable, really--and English plants probably are not well suited to such heat. I look forward to August, when the mornings and evenings are cool, and watch daily for the earlier arrival of night. I don't mind it, all part of the year's cycle.

Back to the kitchen to iron aprons.

Rachel Phillips said...

Why speak of Autumn now when we are in the middle of a beautiful summer? Farmers are in the throes of harvest which will be slowed a little by the rain but then when it dries it will be all systems go again. Enjoy the Summer while you have it.

Cro Magnon said...

We too have now had some rain; maybe enough even to bring up some mushrooms in the woods. Unfortunately it will also make the grass grow again.

Derek Faulkner said...

I intend to enjoy every minute of it Rachel, as I did last week, I just didn't enjoy the sudden drop in temperature, grey skies and rain this weekend. It was lovely watching the corn and barley being harvested and the grain trucks trundling the grain back to the stores. But on the nature reserve the first autumn waders have begun to appear - Greenshanks, Green Sandpipers, Whimbrel, all making their way south again. The reminders are there that autumn is round the corner.

thelma said...

We have to love each season as it comes, walking yesterday down the lane and a herd of cows with their young, tractors whizzing by with goodness knows what, the bounty of harvest is here.

Rachel Phillips said...

Derek, my entire comment was to Weave in response to her post. I am not sure why you have picked up on replying to it but it was not directed at you.

Librarian said...

Well, the longest day was 5 weeks ago, so of course we notice the nights drawing in. It will still be a while, though, until it is dark by the time I leave work, and I intend to make the most of it. I love this about hot summer days that I do not need a cardigan or coat when I leave the house, and can just slip on a dress and go bare-legged.
The second heatwave of this summer in our area broke last night; temperatures at almost 40C were a bit much, especially for work, but next week we should be back to a nice summery 27C or so. The rain in between is very welcome.

Derek Faulkner said...

Rachel, as I was the only commentee to use the word autumnal, it wasn't hard to assume your reply was to me, but I basically agreed with what you said. Hopefully this coming week will see us return to warm and sunny again.

Rachel Phillips said...

As I said, my comment was in reply to the post where Weave talked of is it too early to say Autumn. In the middle of the night I did not, and had not, read your comment. Please drop it now. It is clear what I said.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The rain seems to like it here and we've been under drizzly cloud now for the best part of two days.

Derek Faulkner said...

I have nothing to drop Rachel, I have said nothing untoward, you clearly seem keen to transfer your dislike of me from your blog to this, which is unfair to Weaver.

Rachel Phillips said...

Derek as usual it is you who started it, not me. My simple response to Weave's post is turned upside down by you and had nothing whatsoever to do with you. You are obsessed with me and you need to get over it.

Derek Faulkner said...

Obsessed with you? are you for real? I'm happily and innocently putting comments on the Weaver's blog and now you come on here and elevate yourself to somebody being obsessed with. No I'm not and you shouldn't be saying that on here - Sorry Pat xx

Rachel Phillips said...

Good, well let's hope you have now got over it and will leave my comments as between me and Weave in future, unless otherwise addressed.

Bovey Belle said...

We were up in the middle of the night, to travel to Malvern and I needed my sweatshirt, but it was lovely to have cool air to breathe! Sunshine arrived once we got there, but bearable temperatures.

Taxi costs are cheap for you so no need to drive really, certainly not until you have had your MoT from the Doc. Glad that your stroller is so useful too. I keep looking at "Granny trolleys" and thinking, that would be better than a rucksack at the Fairs!

Jayview said...

Meanwhile in southeastern Australia we were just talking today about whether it seems lighter a little later I the evening. Sunset is 5.30pm now). Some days we get beautiful winter sunshine in the middle of the day, but mornings and evenings can still be cold. We are getting more showers, even occasionally a hailstorm, but not enough to really address the underlying drought. Numbers of tree spectate starting to die, unable to adapt quickly enough to the warming climate. And still our government supports new coal mines! I look for the emerging daffodils and magnolia and wattle to see the beauty now, and listen to the magpies warble. There is that sings all night but I think he must be disturbed.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for your comments. Today has been dull and cool enough for a cardigan later in the . Plants very perky.

Gwil W said...

Here it's a bit unsettled. We had some rain yesterday. And there will be more today. The rivers are brown and quite a few trees are floating along. The usual road closures. Two days ago tennis ball sized hailstones.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks Gwil.