According to the met office, we are due to have showers all day today.
According to the local forecast, we are due to have sunny spells and cloudy skies.
Put the two together and you’ve got sunshine intermixed with rain, so getting to walk the dog is going to be balancing act.
Hubby was up early, did some blog work, and around 8am took the dog up for a wee and had a shower, leaving her in the car.
He hadn’t been gone long when the skies opened and I thought he’d be ‘well pleased’ as he had no coat and neither did her ladyship.
I got up, cleaned through the boat and prepared breakfast. When he got back, they were both dry having missed the previous shower anyway.
We checked the weather for the nth time (no mention of rain at all locally) and decided to walk up into town thus giving Maggie and ourselves some extra exercise.
It was glorious as we walked along the back roads to the bank, then thought we’d go and light candles for The Dads as we hadn’t done so since Father’s Day.
We think of our Dads every day, but every so often we’ll go into the Abbey and light a candle for them, then sit quietly for about half an hour with our memories watching the flames flicker and wave as we imagine them in conversation.
There was as service going on in our preferred chapel, so we were at Our Lady, Queen of Peace.
We lit our candles and put them side by side in the centre of the front row.
The Abbey was busy with visitors and at one stage I thought Maggie might get her tail trodden on, but she was exceptionally good today, tucking herself completely out of the way under the bench.
It was still sunny when we came out, so we intended walking back along The Ham, though when we entered the field, we noticed a large flock of sheep in the distance and thought better of it.
It isn’t that Maggie worries sheep or tries to herd them up, it’s just that this year appears to be a bumper year for ticks, and although she is protected to an extent with a repellent, well, we didn’t want to take any chances of her picking something up in the grass.
Not to worry though, we had a lovely walk back along the lock, and any bad weather held off.
The sky became overcast about 1pm, and we had one of the biggest downpours ever.
We could hardly see out of the bow as stair rod rain hit us for at least a quarter of an hour, and I for one would not describe that as ‘a shower’!
Less than an hour later, it’s brilliant sunshine again, so I’m on the lookout for that rainbow.
rainbows feature in my next post, which time wise, should have come before this one.