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Friday, 10 October 2014
Autumn = Rain
I don't dislike rain, I just wish it would arrive at night.
Heavy rain was forecast for yesterday, so it came as no surprise. Luckily I had taken the dogs out before the real deluge arrived; Lady Magnon ignored my advice and was not so lucky. The above little clip was taken whilst she was out (drowned rat).
Like many people I find the sound of rain at night very soporific. I've heard of Aussies who've changed their roofs from corrugated iron to tiles, only to change them back again because they missed the sound so much.
We're still hoping for mushrooms (Cèpes) here. If the end of September's downpour doesn't bring them up this weekend, then I'm sure that the present rain will do the job for around the 20th. Usually one counts 10 days after the rain, and up they pop. So, go on; you can rain all day.
As that well known sage, Dolly Parton, once said "If you want a rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain".
I'm taking the compact Royce for her two-yearly Controle Technique (MOT) test this morning. I may be in a really foul mood when I return, but my fingers are crossed.
*One of the downfalls of an old house is that they need lots of money
spending on them, maintaining all of the boring things ..... we are having
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!