Moody Monday……

Moody Blue

Moody Blue for a Moody Monday

I realise that we Brits have a reputation of moaning about the weather…and if not moaning at least  ‘discussing’ the weather. So continuing that tradition I make no excuse for reporting todays weather, after a mixed and windy weekend, it is wet, very wet. The good news is that we are currently enjoying record high January temperatures, yesterday it was 13c.  and right now 10c.  The better news is that by late afternoon we will have clear skies…..The bad news is that temperatures will drop to 1c maybe lower.

For me it isn’t that fact that we have a wet spell or a snowy spell, gales or heatwaves it is more a case of the change in weather cycles over the seasons.  I miss the time when you could predicted the start of spring, summer and autumn and as for winter is was predictable…you knew to a degree what to expect.

Just looking in our garden and on our woodlands walks you can detect that the plants are just as confused. New growth on many plants and trees waking up far too early brought on by mild temperatures, then struggling to survive either flood or frost.

Forecasts seem much more detailed than ever yet the reality is still hit and miss…as my mum used to say “we just have to wait and see”

The only sure fact is that on sunny days folk go about with a smile…..on grey wet days   look rather glum at the best.

Of course whilst inner feelings may change, that morning greeting will still no doubt centre around a comment on the weather!

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2018