Friday, 28 February 2020

Outlook

Our outlook is not clear! Rain has penetrated the seals of some of our double-glazed window units and restricted our view. They will have to be replaced.
Small beer compared to the problems many of our fellow countrymen are having to deal with as one rainstorm follows another. It has been going on for weeks now.
 
When we first moved into our present home we found water flowing under the front door during an excessive rainfall. The second time it happened Himself went out and bought two long lengths of large plastic piping. He drilled them with holes and then set to work digging troughs in the lawn. The pipes were laid sloping away from the house and the lawn re-established. Problem solved. It's good to be married to a practical man!
I'm at my lowest ebb in February, it is always a miserable month and seems especially so this year, beset as we are with both political and ecological problems. I received a parcel this morning from our elder daughter, a cheer-up gift of roses.
The variety is, 'Avalanche'. We've had wind, floods and hailstones and while I'm delighted to have an avalanche of roses I don't want one of anything else! 
What a cheering sight on a wet and windy February day.
I've put the flowers in the dining room out of the heat of the kitchen so that they will still be looking good when our daughter pops home for a visit at the end of next week.

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful gift, and very much in time to cheer you up! Good job that your most miserable month is as good as over. Personally, I do not have a month or time of year when I feel lower or better; of course I've always liked March because it is my birthday month, but I also like the rest of the year - especially now that the weather can be as mild as a chilly summer's day any time of the year, and we seem to have no properly defined seasons anymore.
    Also, isn't it wonderful to have considerably more daylight now than around Christmas?

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  2. How lovely to get some flowers from your daughter.So thoughtful and a real treat.

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  3. So much rain for you not enough for me. I go out and stand in it as we here in the desert need it. Fire season is just around the corner.
    I like your rainy photos and the Roses are beautiful.
    parsnip

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  4. A beautiful and thoughtful gift from your daughter to take your mind off of February giving you thoughts of what’s to come. ...... because February is my birthday month, I try to big it up and remember there are snowdrops, roaring fires and comfort food !!! XXXX

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  5. Like you I always feel low in February even though there are usually many delighful signs of Spring around, this year has been a bit different with the weather and our garden is squelching with water so nothing can be done. Your roses are beautiful, just the right kind of 'avalanche'to come your way:)

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  9. So glad we're done with February and are now in March -- I hope you're enjoying a few warm, sunny days this spring, Rosemary. Best Regards, -Beth

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