nice weather for ducks
June 14, 2019 1:18am CST
It is wet. Exceedingly wet. Not just rain, but RAIN!!! of the type which transforms you into a sodden mess, despite the big Mary Poppins style brolly, and the watertight - but apparently not watertight - shoes. Humungous puddles lie scattered on topsy-turvy pavements and more create temptation for motorists on the roadside. Definitely nice weather for ducks. And children in their wellies. I think it has been raining for ever. There is a glimpse of sun, peeking through the water-filled sky. It is warm and when Sun does come out to play the ground will suddenly become miraculously dry, the only evidence of rain being grass so wet it cannot be sat on. And snails, which will litter the pavements, unfazed by the danger of being accidentally stamped on by children running to school. Niece and I are fascinated by snails. I returned to work yesterday, just for the morning. Next week I am in only for two mornings, at the suggestion of my Line Manager. I am grateful for this ... Husband found me fast asleep on the settee when he came home from work. I was completely wiped out. And yes, the pain is back, somewhat. But I shall persevere, get through the next three and a bit weeks, and then we're off on holiday. Huzzah! Life is grand.
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• United States
saddened by all that rain. i tend to find i've a hole'n my boot when such comes to these parts. not fun to've soggy socks... 'tis wondrous how quickly some schtuff dries, eh? i've some low spots 'round here that've gotta be treated with anti-skeeter schtuff 's 't tends to stick 'round fer days. turnin' a horrid, slimy green 'fore 't gives'p 'n 'comes part 'f the landscape. i miss snails, 's there seem to be none 'round these parts 'nless ya purchase a plant from the store that's one's a hitchhiker. sadly they perish quickly'n our dry'n windy climate. jest breath! i know ya can do 't! so glad yer line manager 'tis lookin' out fer ya, hon. proud 'f ya ~
• Cambridge, England
Talk about "Flaming June"! This is WINTER, surely! Snails are good. I wonder whether they see the rest of the world going by really, really fast. When did you last see a thrush or a thrush's anvil, by the way? I don't remember seeing one for years! Take it slowly (like the snail) and you WILL make it through the next 3 weeks, I'm sure!