Yesterday, I had the very great pleasure of meeting Jessica of rusty duck (www.rustyduck.net), who came for lunch and a walk with the dogs and I. One of the fantastic things about blogging has been the people I've met around the world, usually virtually, but on occasion, in person. It was lovely to walk with another human and I only took this one photo due to chatting rather than snapping. I think most of you probably follow Jess anyway, but if you don't, I think you probably should. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as it stayed dry until mid afternoon. Today, however, we're back to persistent rain. Good weather for lichens it seems - many are 'flowering' like crazy:
I found these amazing little bent over fungi on a log whilst moving wood in the garden. The bigger ones are only about a cm (3/8 inch) across:
A sodden hawthorn leaf on plastic:
We've had a few rainbows in between downpours:
Sometimes the skies clear for a bit.....
But the rain returns pretty quickly:
Inside, I've treated myself to a bunch of Narcissi to cheer up the gloom:
Today's rain is horizontal so some of the ponies are hiding close to the bottom of the drive. they're as drenched as I was when I got home after a very unpleasant twenty minute walk:
The lovely VW Polo has been out of action for a couple of weeks due to the hideous screeching noise coming from the wheels but today we had good news....a stone was stuck between the caliper and.....er something else. Water was coming in the back, Renault style, but that has been sorted too. We should have it back soon and I've bought it a celebratory ice scraper as a coming home present; I've been using a CD cover for the last ten years. Pathetic really. So, until next time, here are those dogs enjoying one of those welcome little dry spells.