Monday, October 11, 2010

Wet, Wet, Wet...

Could be the 80's band or my local 3-day forecast. Rain Is All Around, Wishing I Was Dry, Hold Back the River, Feels Like I'm Walking on Water...

It's a rainy, grey day, and national strikes are looming... must be Fall in the Languedoc.

How quickly the days change from being sun-drenched and rosé-soaked, to wet, windy, chocolat chaud-like weather. I think the flip flops may have seen their last day in the sun.

The lawn is scattered with chestnuts and walnuts, a new leak has appeared in the roof, and my finger rests poised above the central heating 'on' switch. The cool tiles which are so lovely to walk on in the summer now make slipper wearing compulsory. Makes me almost yearn for carpet. Almost.

But still. The sun, as it has wont to do in this part of France, will probably put in another strong performance before the end of the month, making me AND the garden grateful for this abundance of wet stuff we are getting now.

That's my silver-lining mantra for today, anyway. And it is sweet to see how excited the little ladies get when they get to use their wellies and umbrellas!

10 comments:

ditdit said...

Both my girls, on separate occasions this morning, told me they wished they were Mary Poppins so that they could fly away with their umbrella.

The Duchess said...

Hi Meredith, oh, that would be a good movie for the little ladies to watch today! Funny how an umbrella can be exciting for some kids, and a pain in the a$$ for others! lol

Sara Louise said...

It was lashing rain in my corner of Provence too! Cold and damp. Nothing to do but put on warm socks (I've got the freezing tile also) and curl up.

The Duchess said...

Hi SL, and then if by magic, the sun reappears today. Hope it has stopped raining for you too!

Tammy said...

Ah yes, indian summer here as well. Put on those wellies, take off the jackets, and go for a nice tramp in the woods!

The Duchess said...

Hi Tammy,
Sounds like a good plan. Hope it lasts awhile!

Lewis said...

very nice post

Tammy said...

Forget the whole Indian summer thing from earlier: it's raining cats and dogs today...silver lining: since I've long enjoyed your writing, I wrote some nice things about you -- and in the best of all possible worlds (you know, the one where you aren't too busy), you might be able to stop by sometime to check them out -- and even respond accordingly!

The Duchess said...

Hi Tammy, rainy here too, and cold, oh well..... I know I've been a bit slack in stopping by everyone's blogs, I'll head over straight away!

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