Saturday, June 06, 2009

A bit of wet

June. Don't ya just love it? Thank goodness I wasn't getting married, holding a village fete, a pop festival or camping. If I had been, any plans to emigrate to warmer, drier climes would have been much accelerated.

The garden did need a drop of rain, but not a deluge combined with a chill, biting wind. I've taken the positive view that it will toughen up my infant vegetables but past experience has shown that, rather than shaking their little leaves in the face of such adverse weather, they shrivel up their roots and die.

For most of the day a thin twist of cloud has drifted across the conifers of Badnage Wood, gauzy swirls of wet air which alternately veil and reveal the dark trees and never fail to fascinate - I can almost forgive the foul weather which accompanies this balletic cloudscape. Yesterday's thin curtain of drizzle gave way to 'stair rods' of rain and now a brief respite in which the sun has come out. (Above is the view from the kitchen window - something that is all too easy to stand and gawp at rather than getting on with the job in hand. Click on the picture for daisy heaven.)

Wet hens, sodden sheep and a curious 'nest' of cows and calves in the most sheltered corner of the new field....who would be outdoors if they didn't need to be?

Not us. We lit the woodburner and with our lovely visitors, sat and basked in its warmth. One dog in particular - Wilson - saw an opportunity and Took Advantage.

11 comments:

Twiglet said...

Much the same over here but you describe it so well!!

Nikki-ann said...

I take it the dog likes a cuddle then! :)

Zoë said...

We've faired better here. Yesterday was decidely soggy, but today has been dry and mostly sunny, until about an hour ago, and then it went very cold.

The pooch certainly knows how to endear himself!

Rachel said...

I think I could bear this sort of weather (my sweetcorn is busily dying as I type) if I had a kitchen view like yours and a woodburner!

Pondside said...

Gorgeous view out your kitchen window!
Rain like stair rods - that's a new expression to me. Over here it rains like 'cats and dogs'.

Arosebyanyothername said...

Read your blog especially to see photo of EBT which I love. I used to have a Staffie who I loved to bits, but I really wanted the English sort.He's gorgeous.

Friko said...

Greetings from a very soggy bit of the Shropshire Hills.
Today has been dry and Benno and I have managed to squelch our way through a bit of the Shropshire way. Cows and sheep appear to be happy the rain has stopped.

Pipany said...

It's been blooming freezing!!! I hate it, but it is a little better here today. Budge up...I need a warm up by your woodburner! x

Faith said...

I love those dogs, so sad and devoted looking and reminds me of The Incredible Journey. Miserable weather here too.

Cait O'Connor said...

Great photo, I don't know who looks more contented.
We have lit the woodburner three nights in a row! Flaming June!

Kari Lønning said...

Funny thing, as I read about all the wet and rain, it's been raining all day and I expect it to continue. There were so many greens and textures in the woods today that I didn't mind the wet. It's all getting pretty close though, with everything in full leaf (even the ferns now) friends from other parts of the country tend to feel like the plants will overtake them any minute.

It's very LUSH. the peonies were pushed past prime with the rain, but now my roses are coming into their own, photos will get posted shortly. I love your daisies!