Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Windy Day


The dilemma we have at the moment is whether to cycle early when it’s still icy cold before the wind arrives or cycle later when it’s warmer but risk the strong blustery north wind that starts up mid morning.  This morning we suffered both.  We waited until half eight but my ears and nose were freezing as we cycled down the valley. We followed the gravel tracks along the Theze river and then started the long slog back up Oak Tree hill.  (I started reciting the Owl and the Pussy Cat but forgot whether it was owl or cat who played the small guitar.)  

We stopped for a breather half way up and were rewarded by the sight of a stag standing at the edge of the woods.  He strode off into the undergrowth and then we could hear him barking like a big, gruff dog.  At the top of the hill we were hit by the wind, it was so strong we were almost blown backwards.


Finally back home for hot showers and coffee.  I put some washing out, triple pegged to withstand any strong gusts.  Hopefully my big, white pants won’t take flight.

chives almost in bloom, I like the flowers sprinkled on salads

lilac



12 comments:

  1. Sorry to read about your cold nose.
    It was the Owl who played the small guitar and sang oh pussy, oh pussy, oh pussy my love. What a beautiful pussy you are, you are !

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    1. You elegant fowl, how charmingly sweet you sing!

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  2. That beautiful spray of lilac - I can almost smell it.

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    1. My neighbour always brings me a big bunch of lilac to celebrate the 1st May but the scent is a bit overpowering indoors.

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  3. Heron beat me to it. One of my favourite ever poems.

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    1. I used to sing it to my kids when they were young.

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  4. The Spanish authorities reported an unusual cloud formation over The Pyrenees this afternoon. Later an observer with a telescope realised it was a giant pair of bloomers, inflated by the northerly wind. Never mind, you can always buy another pair.

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    1. I just knew you wouldn't be able to resist!

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  5. You're right, it was both windy and icy cold. Lots of barking Deer here too, they accompany my early dog walk. Bok is quite confused.

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    1. Still blowing this morning. I hope it stops soon.

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  6. Well, you've been able to get your washing dry. I wouldn't want my big white pants to take flight either - it could cause all sorts of embarrassment, not to mention being a possible traffic hazard !

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    1. I like my comfy big white pants, I don't see the point of lacy bits of nothing.

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