It has been the most curious summer, or non-summer, more correctly, but for the last couple of days, and this morning, there has been a strange golden light in the sky. Oh yes, its the Sun!
I am very aware of how the available light affects people’s moods and certainly for the last few weeks there has been a general grey and gloominess to the sky that has been quite upsetting. We have so luckily not suffered inundation from rivers but have been subjected to lengthy and repeated downpours and an ongoing lack of quality daylight. But I think now we are in for some summer. Its still cool this morning-the temperature fell to 7 degrees last night and that is quite autumnal but it should rise to the low 20s today and be very pleasant.
Non Britons may wonder about the British obsession with the weather. Well, we get such a variety in such a short space of time that its always worth a comment. Like the island itself, very small but infinitely variable over short distances.
Yesterday we took a Monday walk-yes Monday-Rob was on holiday- and saw this horse trough in the village of Maiden Bradley, bathed in yes, sunshine. I loved the inscription, which reads,
Which strange to say runs quite a mile uphill,
Then to your panting steeds let all attend,
An honest horse is surely man’s best friend”
Today I am going to try to restore a little equilibrium to the the living things. Later I hope to post some pictures of how the garden is doing, when I have restored some of the damage.