Weather be nice

Today, being Monday was sunny. OK for me, as I don’t work Mondays as a rule. But I thought of all those folk, who’d had a completely washed out weekend and then went to work in blazing sunshine this morning – (well sunshine intermittently at least) – while I walked in the woods with a friend and two Labradors and we caught up with a few weeks’ news.

“Wait until you see the blue bells,” she said.

The rain has had a significant effect on the river levels around here. Lots of places where it had burst its banks, including someone’s back garden. And they say the water hasn’t finished rising yet and that there’s more to come.

Fancy a bounce on the trampoline?

Author: Sarah

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27 thoughts on “Weather be nice”

  1. And so it was!

    Lovely photos, Nym. I thought what a joy to escape the smell of paint. I pottered around the garden, and it was warm in the sun. I strung some wire and canes for the clematis, they were a bit lacking in support since the outside of the house was decorated, and hacked at some weeds.

    What a shame you had to work, but at least you enjoyed your walk.

  2. Interesting looking drought isn’t it?

    Once upon a time we had the wrong kind of leaves, then I believe it was the wrong kind of snow.
    Now it is the wrong kind of rain!
    Any offers for the next wrong kind of……….?

  3. As a boy I had hayfever which was triggered quite violently by …. bluebells! So my memories are of attempts to avoid them.

  4. christinaosborne :

    Interesting looking drought isn’t it?

    Once upon a time we had the wrong kind of leaves, then I believe it was the wrong kind of snow.
    Now it is the wrong kind of rain!
    Any offers for the next wrong kind of……….?

    Co, the problem, as with footie managers, is to get it the rain to appear in the right places! ‘Arry won’t budge from Sandbanks, the rain from Nym’s area.

  5. by the way, Nym, I’m sure bearsy is itching to point out that ‘a few weeks news’ requires a ‘ after the weeks! 🙂

  6. And in other news……

    I thought that my ‘crises’ being the plural of crisis was rather neat 😉

  7. Hi Ara… it was a whole day off ‘paid work’….
    Shame Janus about the hayfever…. and thank you for the apostrophe alert 🙂

  8. Yes, everything looked so beautiful, fresh and green yesterday. However two benefits of the rain I have discovered: first you don’t get accosted in the supermarket car park by people asking if you want your car washed and secondly the soft ground makes it much easier to pull up dandelions root and all.

  9. I’ve found a cure for moles but not for dandelions. Any suggestions other than manual extraction?

  10. Individual treatment with glyphosate – but avoid the Roundup version because they are a bad and naughty company who treat birdseed with disdain.

  11. to avoid spraying things you wish not to spray cut the bottom out of a large clear plastic squash bottle, then put over the leaves, like a bell jar, and apply spray through the lid end. Can also be done with a plastic bag., but messier.

  12. My ears perked when I read, ” while I walked in the woods with a friend and two Labradors …”. You lucky lady, Nym. How I miss dog(s).

    Splendid photos.

  13. Within that pool no shadow ever showed;
    Tideless was all that mystery of blue.
    Out of eternities man never knew
    A living growth man never reaped nor sowed
    Snatched in the dim its fitness from the hour
    A miracle unspeakable of flower
    That tears in the heart’s anguish answer to.

    The Bluebells ~ John Masefield

  14. I’d like to see you do that to 5 acres of dandelions pseu!
    We just leave them and admire the colour, not prepared to pour on poison in such vast quantites needed in a water catchment area to a salmon river, not playing the white man!!!

    Re moles, we have one of the Jack Russells that dives into mole hills and comes up with live moles, he has to be actively dissuaded from eating the buggers alive! Savage little beast.

  15. Janus, ever see a mole hill on a bowling green?

    Did you know that the edges of bowling greens are shielded by a layer of glass?

    (barbed wire should also do the trick)

  16. Soutie, g’dag! No, I didn’t! I’ve got two of those sun-driven buzzers that send out rude messages to the b*st*rds. But one varmint still appears each morning……

  17. Think he may have tinnitus and assumes all that buzzing is internal noise? Can you change the frequency?

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