It seems we have had a summer where good summer weather could be taken for granted.
We only know that in hindsight though so we couldn't really relax
and know that we would have many many beautiful blue sky days one after another.
It's been a summer mostly untainted by rain too which is the part that gets annoying.
Everything is so dry.
Parts of the garden have just given up.
Watering them seems to make little difference, they want the good stuff from the sky.
And now we are getting the first smells and flavours of autumn,
heavy over night dew gives the mornings the right fragrance
but still no rain to refresh.
I don't like the garden when it's so dry.
I try to edit out those bits.
It makes me feel irritated and crabby.
I search for the pretty parts,
the flowers that haven't given up,
the leaves that still have a little freshness.
I don't want the blue sky days to disappear,
I'm not ready to slide into winter,
just rain, once a week.
That would be perfect.