Saturday, 1 October 2011
This latest in the original, had the most amazing mix of beautiful colours, but, unfortunately they have not down-loaded well.
Well, that's my story anyway.
Today it has been almost too hot to breath. Not my favourite weather by any stretch of the imagination, but I did what housework I had to do early, very early, before it was light.
The dawn chorus means nothing to me, the birds get up so late around here. Putting out food before they've opened their beaks goes largely unappreciated.
At around 9.30 judging it to be late enough not to waken my weekend snoozing neighbours, I was out chopping bits off my front garden shrubs, All very unscientific, but necessary in order to see out of my front windows.
After a brief chat with one of the neighbours who informed me it was "a glorious day" I retreated to the comparative coolness of the garage where I had intended to start throwing out some of the accumulated junk of 20 years, only to find large numbers of arachnids lurking in every corner.
Beating a hasty retreat into the already too warm house, I opened every window, upstairs and downstairs,
swigged about a pint of cold water, kicked off my shoes and sprawled on the bed.
The post crashing through the letter-box woke me from my anaesthesia with a jump and I looked incredulously at the clock - one fifteen - am or pm I wasn't sure for a minute.
By my reckoning that was about two and a half hours of total oblivion. Pure bliss.
If only it were as easy to sleep at night.