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:


Libbys Blog said...

Loved the link! I can remember my grandpa a seafarer always tapping his barometer but how you read it I have no idea!! lol!

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Apparently I read somewhere that you shouldn't tap a barometer but I can't remember why!

Very wet and blustery here - Simon is planning an afternoon in front of ther rugby and I might debunk to the polytunnel. Before then it is beef stew though - currently cooking for "free" on top of the woodburner. Proper autumn, wet weather food. Might pull out all the stops and pop a crumble in the oven too ;-)

Rosie x

Tina said...

I am with you here, take the weather at it is, I won’t change it with whining. Do indoor stuff when it’s raining or too hot and wear the right clothes to go with the dogs (and keep a towel at the doorstep for dirty paws and wet doggiehair)…
And I am learning to read the "signs" as I moved close to open fields some months ago, have agarden and do so much more "feel" nature than before.