It might only be the 1st of October, but the weather has brought a taste of winter to Beetley today.
Despite a sunny start, the dark skies and rain clouds soon appeared. They reminded us that the late summer is over, and gave a taste of what to expect.
Long before I was ready to take Ollie for his walk, day had turned into night, far too early. Forewarned, I wore waterproof clothing, and carried an umbrella too. But it was not enough to cope with the deluge that followed, and the surprising drop in temperature left me unprepared for the cold.
After so many warm days, and uncomfortable nights, the sharp drop in temperature left my hands and fingers cold, as well as my feet. Adding the rain and wet to that only made things worse, and I was soon chilled to the bone, soaking wet, and very fed-up. I cut the walk back by thirty minutes, as strolling around in those conditions was just too boring to endure. Of course, Ollie noticed nothing, and continued to run around as if it was a nice sunny day.
Later this evening, I took him for a trip to the dog-groomer. He emerged looking sleek, smelling fresh, and with nice short toenails. But I couldn’t help thinking that this was his first ‘winter’ trim-up, and I have spent the evening feeling cold and damp.
As always, we go from everything to nothing here. It is tiresome in the extreme.