Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Indian Summer


The village has been bathed in sunshine all day. Every time we have a warm afternoon, Auntie Glad can be found asleep on a deck chair just outside her front door.
Her presence is as reassuring as big Ben's chimes
It'll all change very soon, I am sure
The cottage looked like a Chinese laundry
What with duvets, duvet covers and sheets draped out in the garden sun
I've scrubbed the mattress too
It now smells very faintly of dettol and bulldog fanny
Hey ho



34 comments:

  1. gee, wonder why the cottage looks like a chinese laundry?

    and a comfy chair in the sunshine is a good place for auntie glad.

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  2. AM
    READ LAST NIGHTS POST and you'll find out

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    1. oh, but I did, so I already know. poor winnie.

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  3. How can it be Indian Summer when it's still summer? It's 90 degrees (F) here.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's officially autumn here

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  4. had to look it up, didn't realize you were so near the coast, your improving my geography knowledge!

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    1. Around 2.5 miles but all down hill around 650 feet!

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  5. We've got five or so more days of summer according to the calendar. Today was very sunny and while the sun was warm. the crispness in the air says autumn is just 'round the corner. I do hope we get some Indian Summer days, since June was quite cold in my little corner of the world.

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    1. According to the daily telegraph
      In meteorological terms autumn begins on September 1, as each season is defined as a three-month period.
      Astronomers base the date of the seasons upon celestial events, in this case the autumnal equinox, when night and day are roughly equal length. The equinox will occur on Sunday, and normally takes places around September 21.

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    2. And now, thanks to you, i, too, am in the know! I tend to view the seasons based on celestial events. No matter which way it's defined, i want a few more warmish days.

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    3. I tend to go by the old way of reckoning the seasons: May 1 is the beginning of summer, the solstice in June is midsummer, Aug 1 is the beginning of the harvest season, the equinox in September is midautumn....etc...

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  6. Beautiful village.
    Wish I was there.
    Lovely post today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. It's a lovely sunny day here too.....I can just picture Auntie Glad dozing off in her chair.

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  8. I think I'd like to be on a deck chair beside Auntie Glad, soaking up the sun, if there weren't all the bother of getting back out of the chair.

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  9. May I never know the odor of bulldog fanny.

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  10. Might I suggest a rubber undersheet in case of future bulldog "accidents" or maybe you should buy a bale of Pampers nappies specially for Winnie.

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  11. The sunshine is supposed to help. I don't envy you any with a clean up job like that. Be thankful she didn't have the diarrhea...
    Autumn does look as if it will be here soon, it was downright chilly this morning.

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  12. A chair in the sun sounds lovely.

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  13. So that must be your yard there, the great white area in the middle of the map? :)

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  14. The Autumnal equinox is nearly here. We've felt Fall, as we call it mostly, for a couple weeks, A hard frost, 19f, then 76f days. A tease if you will. Already seen snow swirl around the porch, then melt.
    Your village looks quite lovely, envy you the later than us demands of winter, occasionally temps of -40f/-40c. The days were ice accumulates on the inside edges of my windows. Where looking out at another accumulation of snow of a foot requires you to glove up and shovel.
    Ew, I got sidetracked there, sorry.
    Let's not mention Autumn just yet, it was 74f here today.

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  15. Trelawnyd is bigger than I'd imagined. They call it a 'town' over here!

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  16. Busy, busy, busy. We had a cat known as 'bucket bladder' but I am sure that Winnie's efforts swamped anything he produced.
    And a chair in the sun sounds blissful.

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  17. Trelwnyd is a beauyiful place. I saw it in google street view.

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  18. A cat once pissed on the duvet on top of us; it was climbing around on us and it found a nice little crevasse in the duvet and before we knew it it was pissing. I was blamed of course.

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  19. Summer just will NOT let go. Cling on as long as you want, matey!

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  20. Essence of dettol and bulldog fanny - mmm, lovely. Maybe it's time those doggies had their own bed.

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  21. You paint a vivid picture!

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  22. Nice compact little villlage John. We have had mists all day but it is very warm. Lucky you to have sunshine.

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  23. Enjoy the summer. Please would you send a little of it up here to the north of Scotland. Misty and very damp for the past few days. What a lovely part of the world you live in.

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  24. The weather has finally cooled off from summer heat and humidity here in DC.It brings people outside from the air conditioning for the first time in three months.

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  25. I thought Indian Summer was the first warm spell you had after the first fall frost.

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  26. It's quite a compact little place isn't it, if that's it in it's entirety :-)

    We are all spread out all over the hillside and along the main road ..... to borrow sugar off my neighbour I have to climb a hill .... or drive!!

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  27. Looks very lush.

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