For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Monday, 16 July 2007

Home Boy

I'm sitting at home resting my knee (think it's mild tendonitis) and looking out on a rare sight: a garden bathed in sunlight. After all the heavy summer rainfall (what extreme weather we're now having in the UK - mild winters, spring drought) the garden's turned into a kind of vegetational leviathan. I know for sure, though, that come a day - hopefully sooner rather than later - of pain-free knees and wall-to-wall sunshine, I won't want to hack about at plants. I'll just want to go for a walk. (My wife may have other ideas!) Yet I look back on walks past and realise I've had many enjoyable ones in the rain. You have to embrace the weather not fight it. Talking of which, wonder how you're getting on in Scotland during the downpours, John Hee?!

4 comments:

John Hee said...

1 day mixed. 1 day wet; 1 day red hot.

As they say about Scotland and the Lakes - don't like the weather? Just wait 10 minutes and it'll be different
;-)

The Solitary Walker said...

Very true. It's often been "4 seasons in 1 day" whenever I've been there

Kay said...

Saying's the same here in southwestern Montana.

The Solitary Walker said...

Seems universal as it's also used to describe the climate of Melbourne, Australia - and is the title of a song by the Aussie band "Crowded House"...