Sunday, 5 October 2008
Everyone knows about British weather! It's changeable, frustrating, fickle, often unseasonal. I love the four seasons we ahve, though, and the weather when it stays roughly where it should within the flexible beginnings and endings of those seasons. We're well into autumn now, and it's very wet outside, and slightly blustery. I'd hoped to get outside and get some spring bulbs in, but that isn't going to happen, so a change of plans is on the cards. No matter. I very rarely complain about what the weather is doing; there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about it, so moaning and griping about it can change nothing, and just gets you down. If it's dry and nice, I'll work outside, or potter in the garden, do the washing, sit out with my tea. If it's cold or wet, or too windy to do much, then I'll stay in the house, where there's always plenty to do. I love books on weather forecasting the old fashioned way - no machines and dials and computers - follow the cloud formations, what the moon is doing, how the birds behave, and the animals. Take your cue from them and try and plan accordinly, but due to the fickle nature of our weather, have a plan B in all cases!
Weather lore here:http://www.rcn27.dial.pipex.com/cloudsrus/lore.html
Posted by MrsL at 08:14