As an aside, and nothing to do with this post at all. This is the 1000th post on my blog. Something of a milestone, I think you will agree.
It has been slowly warming up all week. By last night it felt uncomfortably warm in the evening, and sleep was hard to come by with no breeze through the wide open window. Undaunted, I switched on the large fan in the bedroom and managed a good eight hours.
It was warm this morning, and felt humid too, despite the sunshine. By eleven, it was clear that it was gong to be a hot day. The TV weatherman confirmed this, advising us of temperatures in this area set to touch 30 degrees. It is also going to get hotter, with a possibility of 33 degrees by Tuesday. Out with Ollie, you could really feel the heat, and the sun beat down on my back. Unusually for me, I even resorted to sunglasses as I wandered around with my dog. For Ollie in his fur coat, it wasn’t so much fun. He had to frequently go and stand in the river, trying hard to keep cool. In fact, I think it got to him a bit, and he is off his food tonight, sluggish and sleepy.
It was nice to walk around free of rain and mud, after enduring both for most of this year so far. Only in the darkest wooded areas is there still evidence of the thick black mud, but it is now easily avoided. Sitting on ‘my’ tree branch for a rest, I could even feel a pleasant warm breeze on my face and legs. I was enthused to carry on, and once Ollie had been for another dip in the river, I stayed out for almost three hours.
This is just another beetleypete weather post, I know. But there’s a big difference.
I’m not complaining