Winter in August

This morning it is sunny and fresh – a little autumnal but it could be a pleasant day. I was expecting more of what happened yesterday and hope the forecasts are wrong!


Garden a bit weather-beaten but no doubt appreciating the sun after rain

I had booked a workshop on archaeology up on the moors  for yesterday afternoon – and didn’t realise what the driving conditions would be like: torrential rain and strong winds to go with it. Thus, the garden was in a sorry state when I got home. In spite of the damp and the cold, I did go out and straighten the plants up (not able to stick flowers back on the runner beans, though), collect errant plant pots, and lots of lovely fresh rainwater. And then I collapsed in bed.

Hope your gardens and allotments are faring okay?

© Helen Butt, August 2014


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Winter in August

  1. We have had strong winds and terrential rains. I thought the same thing as you did. It fills like Fall/Autumn has hit us all at once in this storm. 2 weeks ago the news said we would have warm temperatures into October. I remember saying to Hubby they just jimxed it for us. Every time they make such a weather forcast prediction, the meterologist are wrong. I sit and look out the window and think fall is quickly approaching. I guess I should say Duh! It is August.LoL

  2. mybrightlife says:

    We are having a bizarre winter this side. Ridiculously warm and now unusually heavy, although welcome, rain for this time of year. The times they are a-changing….

  3. it up and down here in Norfolk one minute wind and rain then the next lovely sunshine have a blessed week

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