Posts tagged with ‘weather’

rain rain rain

This weather is really starting to get on my tits. It was the wettest June ever, apparently, and it’s showing no sign of letting up. At this time of year we should be eating outside on those long summer evenings with the shadows creeping across the lawn, but no. Even when it’s not raining, it’s […]

Malachi Stilt-Jack am I

There’s serious flooding in Yorkshire at the moment. I found this brilliant photo on Flickr: Surfer on Chants Ave!, originally uploaded by Dave Foy. The Daily Mail asks an unusually reasonable question on their front page today—why do we keep building new houses on flood plains? The trouble is that Britain is a small, rainy […]

In your face, folk wisdom!

A green woodpecker has been calling all day, and the sky is clear and blue. There’s a slight haze, but I think that’s all pollen and exhaust fumes rather than cloud. So that’s one data point against the ‘rain bird’ theory.

pelted with cast off shoon

What wrong with this picture? Answer: the time of year it was taken. Snow is all very well in its way, but I’m about ready for Spring now, thank you.

it feels like years since it’s been here

What could be better than a sunny day and ice cream in a cone?

Rain, rain, go away

We’re currently having a ‘drought‘ in the south-east of England, despite the fact that it’s been raining for the past week. The argument is that a few days of rain don’t compensate for the past year which has been unusually dry, although it seems pretty clear that if the water companies were better at maintaining […]