The forecast is for a stormy night. Heavy rain, and everything else! I have to ask the question! Whats going on? I mean really, c`mon! Its rained since April, 2011! The south of England has drought orders out, and we here in SW Scotland are drowning!
Mind you, we did have a good summer! (not) It occurred during the first two weeks of said April, yes two weeks! As Eisenhower, once asked, ”Dont you have a summer?” But he had his own issues. I think he was referring to D Day!
But back to the question in hand. What does constitute a summer? Hot sunshine, endless blue skies? (How exciting!!) Not necessarily so! I would argue, that fine weather, the odd shower of rain, warmth and a certain amount of blue skies, could just about cover it!
What am I saying????? God help me! I want sun! Heat, cloudless skies, the list goes on. I want to roam about in “T” shirts and shorts! Flip flops! I want to need a big hat `cos the sun is too hot! I dont want to be wrapped up in waterproofs, wellies and a bloody Sou`wester! I dont want everything green with moss and algae! I dont want another year of Rain scald, mud and feeding hay all year `cos the ground is too wet to let the horses on!
I want to eat salads, cold cuts, and fruit! Not stews and roasts `cos its too cold! I want a sun tan! Not that melancholic paleness, associated with TB victims! Let me have some warmth in my damn bones! I dont want to have to put the roofing slates on again this year, `cos the bloody gales keep ripping them off! I dont want to be flooded out again, cascades of water flowing through the kitchen, stepping over fish and frogs washed down from the rivers! I dont want to have to clean out the septic tank, (again) `cos its been flooded with too much rain water and all of the years sewage is spread across the bloody road!
I really dont want to watch the furniture float across the living room again, …………..nor have to rescue the damn dog, swimming through the lounge looking for a safe haven! Finally, I dont want Trench foot again!
Its ok folks! I`ve not lost it, no. ……………………dont think so?