Saturday, 16 July 2011

Whether the weather

 As a nation we are passionate when it comes to talking about the weather - we discuss it endlessly, the forecast, what weather we have had, what is to come, if we like it hot, but not this hot, if the gardens need rain or sunshine, what grade of rain it is,  that fine stuff that wets you through, torrential fat rain that bounces up when it hits the ground, we have dry days, humid days, days to rival north African temperatures and Arctic climates - summer events either end in sun burn or get rained off, winters are clear sharp and crisp or miserable wet and grey - what would we talk about if the weather never changed? - lets face it, we have a lot of weather!
 Our felines have discovered they can also turn the weather to their advantage - as soon as it rains they are in and out of the house like they are on elastic, not because they enjoy getting wet, but because Mr Juicy has taken to rubbing them dry with a towel each time they come in which they can't get enough of - I think he has made a rod for his own back with this one!
I really don't mind the English weather - it can be frustrating at times, but hey, we should be used to it by now! So take delight in the small things, rain drops on roses carnations, morning dew on a spiders web, amazing clouds and sunsets, I even witnessed Blackburn from a nearby hill 'steaming' after a cloud burst on a hot day last week - the weather is rarely dull!

Now - how do I get all this washing dry???

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I love our climate, if I lived somewhere it was predictable, every day the same, I would hate it. Not a sun-lover for medical reasons, nor do I like it icy cold..but would take the latter any day. After all, it's easier to warm up than cool down, and nicer too... think hot chocolate, snuggly throws, log fires!
We have rain here today, lots of it, and unfortunately it has highlighted two very small leaks in the conservatory roof. It is fifteen years old, and this is the first time we have had this leak, so not too bad,but frustrating as you can't get outside to see where or how it's coming in. And luckily, touch wood, it's not torrents, just drips running down the inside of the window and down. So whilst I was looking forward to a lovely creative day indoors with the weather doing it's worst, now I am wishing it would stop, just for a little while. Love your cat.