Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Hello sun!

 At last - goodbye to the grey skies, the ground has had a good watering - we had eight hours of good solid rain yesterday- and as the day has progressed today so the clouds have rolled away and now it is all white puffy clouds and deep blue sky.   Beautiful.

From today my carer intends to miss coming on Tuesdays, which means I have to get myself up, washed, dressed, breakfasted and everywhere tidied round.   Takes me a long time.   By the time I was ready to have a walk it is mid afternoon and as soon as I set foot on the drive I realised I was too tired to go far.   So Priscilla and I walked to the top of the road, crossed and came back on the other side and that was plenty for the day.   I watched 'Escape to the Country' in the East Riding of Yorkshire (an area I know well from may days of living in Lincolnshire) and am now about to get a sandwich for my tea.   Then it is put out the recycling for morning and that is me done for the day.   As  is often the case these days - the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.The weather is never right for us gardeners is it, but I must say that there has been rain to some degree every day since last Friday morning when my new plants were put in, culminating in a good solid eight hours of pouring rain yesterday so the sunshine today is just what I wanted.   Now with a bit of good fortune all my new plants will flourish. There are some keen gardeners on this estate and all the front gardens are looking a picture.

I had a lovely present through the post this morning - The Royal Horticultural Society's Quiz Book on Garden Plants.   It came from my grand-daughter and will be perfect for the cold, snowy days of winter.

Tonight will be the third episode of the series on Ernest Hemingway on BBC Four.   It is an excellent programme and if you haven't been watching it I do urge you to give it a chance and catch up on previous episodes.   Searching about through the channels means that really it is rare for there to be nothing of note to watch.   Really these days we are bombarded with information aren't we?   I am not sure it make us any wiser at the end of it though.  In 'the old days' we had to find things out for ourselves - now it is handed to us on a plate without any effort on our part.   How times they are a'changing.

Until tomorrow dear friends......

17 comments:

CharlotteP said...

And a hilly stage of the Tour to round things off!

Ellen D. said...

Glad you managed on your own and had a good day!

Debby said...

"It is handed to us with no effort on our part." Too true, Pat. Ad a result we just gobble up what is in front of us. We have forgotten how to think critically.

Derek Faulkner said...

Did you watch the three episodes entitled "Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein's Shadow" - they were absolutely riveting, too see how nearly they got away with so much.
Also, hooray, we have no rain forecast for several days and hotter and sunnier weather - real joy.

Bovey Belle said...

That sounds an interesting book. She knows you well.

I am glad you listened to your body and just had a short stroll. I went on an hour's walk, not too hot (some shady bits I was glad to reach) and chatted to a horsey neighbour, which was lovely.

I saw that Escape to the Country too. I wonder if they managed to sell their property in time to buy the one they loved? I really like the programme after it too - about doing up a holiday type home/van/chalet etc. Some lovely unusual ideas.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Good to hear you managed on your own - even if it was slowly.
Weather forecast looks hopeful for a bit of warmer weather here at last- this is the time I would have been picking pounds and pounds of gooseberries at the smallholding and it was always hot...........not this year

Heather said...

You may have cut short your walk, but by looking after yourself today you had already had some exercise. I believe our weather is supposed to improve this weekend. It has certainly teased us long enough with sun one minute and pouring rain the next.
Enjoy your garden.

The Weaver of Grass said...

BB I didn't watch the programme after it - wish I had now, it sounds interesting.

Derek - No I didn't watch those programmes but I am now watching the programmes on Hemingway - fascinating - such a strange man - and I am learning so mucj abour the history of the period.
Charlotte - hilly - and understatement if ever there was one.

Joanne Noragon said...

What progress you have made, with your carer dropping a day a week.
It is pouring rain this moment and has rained for the better part of a week.

Cro Magnon said...

Absolutely foul day here yesterday, so we too watched bits of the East Riding house search show. The show afterwards, about B & B's, could prove interesting. We'll see.

Janie Junebug said...

Hemingway had quite an interesting life. He's not one of my favorite writers, but I've enjoyed reading biographies on him.

Love,
Janie

Rachel Phillips said...

I find things out for myself.

thelma said...

Not my favourite person Ernest Hemingway, and that they introduce him with bullfighting will make me turn off. Information is easily obtained from the internet and you are right it is all 'surface information' and no depth but it maybe not be such a bad thing.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Agree about Hemingway but I absoluely love his writing. Thanks to everyone. Here comes the sun indeed today here.

Minigranny said...

I loved working in the reference library back in the 70's and relished the challenge of trying to find the the perfect source of information to answer a query - nowadays Mr Google probably answers most with only a few needing more research.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone as usual.

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