Rain, Rain Go Away…

British weather is famed for being predictably unpredictable – rain one minute, sunshine the next, with the mercury up and down like a fiddler’s elbow. The poor Met Office struggles to keep pace with an ever-shifting forecast. It’s no wonder the weather is Britain’s favourite topic of conversation – that and the footie (but best not go there). But so far this summer the weather has been predictably wet, windy and miserable even here in the driest county in the land (usually). A few warm days and a couple of BBQs in early June does not a summer make.

We may sit around the house in shorts trying to pretend it’s summer but who has the heating on in July? We do, that’s who. As more benevolent foreign climes are off the agenda this year for obvious reasons, we try to make do with what old Ma Nature chucks at us but please, old girl, stop pissing on our parade.

Every cloud, as they say. The damp and dismal weather has at least provided a bumper crop all around us, particularly now it’s become de rigueur to let the grass grow to encourage wildflowers, bees and other pollinating insects. And the ducks quite like it too.

2 thoughts on “Rain, Rain Go Away…

  1. Mother Nature is pretty angry everywhere right now, forests burning and a tornado in our neighbourhood destroying dozens of homes…and killer floods in Europe…yep she’s had enough! I’m fascinated by your duckling parade though – are those two without pigment and completely white or have other birds decided to join in? Either way, very unusual.

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    1. And who came blame her after the way we’ve been treating her? Ironically she’s playing nice today with warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. As for the ducks, I assumed they were a single brood with mum up front and dad at the rear.

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