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.