|This is what I call a wall of rain. Incessant,|
unstoppable, unrelenting rain--today,
all day. There's nothing for it but to carry
on in spite of it, it's Britain after all.
|Luckily if you're a tourist in Oxford, there's|
still plenty to do when it rains. College
chapels are warm and dry--and beautiful.
This is Exeter College chapel.
|The dining halls are resplendent in the soft lamplight and it's hard not to imagine Harry, Hermione, and Ron huddled together, urgently discussing their latest scheme to foil Malfoy.|
|Take a walk inside Oxford's Covered Market|
(and out of the rain), and stop to admire the
tiny Mother's Day cakes in the Cake Shop
window. Mother's Day is March 6th in
Britain--it always falls 3 weeks before Easter.
|Closer to home, a very bored puppy (and laundry|
thief) is in desperate need of a walk. I put if off
as long as I could to avoid the wall of rain
outside, but when he starts grabbing laundry it's
time to put the wellies on and grab my umbrella.
for a walk in the woods.
|Holywell Cemetery was every bit as|
soggy as I thought it would be, but I
came fully armed with a big umbrella
and indestructible wellies. Jack was
protected by not one, but two coats.
|Wee Jack was very good |
at avoiding the puddles.
|It may have been bucketing rain but|
the birds were singing up a storm
and Jack had a wonderful romp.
|We returned from our walk|
in time to feed a pair of disgruntled,
and very wet, hens. Apparently
they blamed me for the weather, but
once they had their blueberries all
was well in the poultry world.
|And then it was time for tea.....|
|......and a good book.|
"To me, February is like standing in the
middle of a bridge. December and January
are behind, but it is a long journey to the
other side where daffodils scatter gold..."
February 18th Update ~ And then the sun came out..........
|The Lewis Tree against a sky washed|
clean with 18 hours of rain.