“Ee, we’ve had some weather recently”, I overheard, as doglet and I made our way through the park this morning. The remark made me smile to myself, it’s just the sort of blindingly obvious statement that one quite often hears living in Yorkshire (being a Yorkshirewoman I probably make them too). You’ll hear them yourself, no doubt, wherever you live in the world. However, it was the tone in which it was said that gave me pause: a sad, glass half-empty, moan.
I agree, we’ve had “some weather”; it’s rained, frozen, snowed, thawed, snowed again, poured down and today… the sun is shining and there’s a chill wind blowing, but the sun is shining and the slushy, icy, snow is disappearing fast and the sun is shining!
During the freeze that we had before the snow I took this picture:
Doglet and I were out for one of our walks, everywhere was crispy with thick frost – beautiful. The frost didn’t last long, so this natural artwork was lost forever within the space of a day.
The morning after the first heavy snow fell last week I took this picture:
Here the snow outlines the branches of the Flowering Cherry tree that grows in our garden. Again the beauty was lost in the space of a day, when the snow thawed a little and the branches were left winter-bare once more.
What am I trying to say? This: Here in the UK no particular kind of weather ever lasts long. Our country’s so small that the pressure systems that brought us sun today will soon move on and we’ll have rain, or frost, or snow, “some weather” tomorrow. Just remember to look up, to see what temporary beauty we’ve been blessed with.
In the time it’s taken me to write this we’ve had a sudden downpour. The sun’s shining again now. Ee, we’ve had some weather recently.