Category Archives: Weather

Carving Valleys

This morning, when I took Ruby for our walk along the river to Hey Green, the world had turned all watery. It was a bit of a shock for both of us, as we have had such a dry autumn. … Continue reading

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Scandinavians Are High as Kites

 Today is a wet day. The autumn air is full of the kind of rain that defies accurate description, for it is neither rain nor drizzle, neither mist nor low cloud. It’s extremely wet, though! The suspended water droplets are … Continue reading

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Hay Fever

This summer, for the first time in my life, I have had hay fever. Suffered from it, indeed. In true man fashion, I have soldiered on, feebly brushing away the antihistamines, before falling back into the cushions and covering my … Continue reading

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The Contented Cow

The strange, and possibly interesting, thing about the glorious late spring weather we are having of late is that I seem to stop writing. My days are so taken up by being gaspingly happy that I just don’t have the … Continue reading

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The Moods of the River

The river is a constant presence, curling beside me . . . on my left on the way out, and on my right on my way home. It is born high up in the black peat bogs of the moor, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Gem from the Barber’s

Overheard in the barber’s shop: A conversation about the weather, and an example of the English obsession about wind and rain and an example of Yorkshire dourness.   Man 1 “They’ve ‘ad it bad down South . . . ” … Continue reading

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Snow and Silence

I woke this morning to a blanket of soft snow. As ever, the magical transformation of the landscape is total and surprising. It has snowed most winters I have been on this planet. You would think I’d be used to … Continue reading

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