Monday, May 29, 2006

Out to pasture

I made a start at mowing the lawn, which was looking like a jungle after months of neglect. Just as I was halfway through the job it stated to rain and I had to abandon ship. After the driest winter for decades with hardly a day of rain, suddenly it's almost summer and it starts to fucking rain at the worst possible time. Shortly afterwards it stopped raining and the sun came out. Time to put the washing out I thought. No sooner had I hung the clothes on the line when it started to piss down. I suppose it will be like this all summer now, or at least on the day I've planned for the barbecue. The legislators of Murphy must be having a field day.

9 comments:

Antonio from Italy said...

As you probably know I have just come back from a three-weeks holidays in Ireland and as you probably know it rained like it never did before!
Fields turned into lakes with sheeps and cows sheltering on the highest points, streets turned into rivers, water flooding houses, mini-tornadoes hitting villages in co. Donegal, and so on...
Maybe the weather is going crazy, maybe Nature is getting tired of us...

Lorainne said...

Ciaran - stop complaining about the rain - there is a serious drought in South East England with hosepipe ban etc.. and if we are not careful there will be such a shortage of water that all us Londoners will all have to go over to Ireland to have a bath!!!

CW said...

Antonio
sorry to hear your holiday in Ireland was a wet one. Hope you had a good time all the same.

Lorainne
I don't mind rain as long as it falls during the week - as long as it doesn't fall on weekends or bank holidays or when I'm half way through mowing the lawn.

Caroline said...

The first cut is easily the worst one to tackle... specially if it rains just when you've worked up the required head of steam to get it done. I'm dreading how my back garden looks... it's tucked away behind the stable yard and last time I looked at it there was a horse in there munching apples. I gave up on the idea of making it into a veg garden since any effort would almost certainly be trampled underfoot by Dobbin or the neighbours cheeky goats. I dont mind really... I just hope they're eating the grass in there. If I don't look at it maybe it'll go away... lah lah lah.

Washing line is a luxury. Goats eat anything ya know.

Antonio from Italy said...

Ciaran,
my holidays were great all the same, thanks!
Of course the good weather would have helped me enjoy the landscape better :-)
Maybe next time ;-)

CW said...

Caroline
my lawn is now in the unique position that one half is cut, but the other half still looks like a jungle. Still, I should count myself lucky that I haven't had any horses or goats in the garden -just a few toads, a fox, ladybirds and the odd cat so far.

Antonio
it's a shame you're not in Ireland this week - apparently the weather's glorious at the moment. Better luck next time!

Caroline said...

Just call it a conservation area. That's what I do. :)

Antonio from Italy said...

Ciaran, I know the weather is good over there now...
The TV shows every night a Europe wide sight of the weather. That's the bad of having such a powerful technology that allows you to know what happens around the world ;-)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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