a mini autumnal adventure

IMG_2134One of the reasons I’ve kept this blog for all these years is to remind myself that sometimes the sun shines, even when it feels like it’s rained non-stop for weeks.

Every time I run it seems to be raining. When I get into bed, the rain is dripping on (and through, unfortunately) the skylight. When I walk to work it rains (although oddly when I am at work, the sun is always shining).

But of course it doesn’t rain all the time, and after I got back from my grumpy, rain-soaked run on Sunday morning, the sun came out.

We delivered our blanket-y present to our friends, and went for lunch at the city farm. This is something we do quite often, but we usually confine ourselves to the cafe and the small animals. This weekend we wandered around the vegetable gardens too.

IMG_2113IMG_2117I looked on with jealousy. Fully grown kale! Brussel Sprouts! An entire row of mizuna with not a slug in sight! How is that even possible? This is the work of professionals.

The farm also has a round house, I think used for educational purposes.

IMG_2129You can just wander in, and I don’t know why I’ve never done it before. It was a good feeling, almost like being hugged by a room.

IMG_2135The roof is probably more waterproof than mine too.

IMG_2136Outside were some odd but beautiful willow structures, and I found myself (not for the first time) wanting to fill my garden with sculptures. Perhaps there is a use for my wildly out of control willow hedge after all…

Of course, it’s raining again now. But since it’s dark, and I’m inside with candles and blankets and the memory of a sunny autumnal day, I’m not going to let it worry me.

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2 Responses to a mini autumnal adventure

  1. Robyn says:

    I love the way everything looks so fresh after rain – all the colours are intensified and everything just looks sort of renewed. Thank you for reminding me!

  2. Maria says:

    The leeks and the kale/cavolo nero in that photograph look amazing!!! definitely the work of professional πŸ™‚
    I think ‘to reming yourself that it doesn’t always rain’ is a brilliant reason to keep a blog πŸ™‚ we all need to remind ourselves sometimes.

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