Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring storms

If you take the time to do so, you can get a rough idea of what the weather will be like in the near future, without the use of specialist equipment (or weather reports from radios, TVs and newspapers). OK, so you might not be able to tell when the weather will change. But then, neither can the weather men/women. Anyway, this is the method I use. Personal observation of humidity, warmth, scents in the air, etc. It works for me most of the time, and it's very rare that I'm caught out. That is, of course, if I'm paying proper attention. Which, on Saturday, I wasn't doing.

The result being that Kero and I had bearly set out for our walk on Saturday when a Spring storm set in. It wouldn't have been too much of an issue, except that I'd rushed out of the house because I "needed" to be outside, so I hadn't put Kero's doggy jacket on (and he HATES getting wet) and all I had on myself was a tracksuit top I use as a sort of cardigan. This meant that the pair of us got absolutely soaked to the skin.

The first thing I had to do when we got home was to get Kero dry. Then I brushed his fur so he didn't end up with tangles and knots in it. After he was sorted I got myself dry, and in to some dry clothes. Then I had a cup of tea, and snuggled up in a blanket to drink it. I ended up falling asleep curled up in that blanket, and listening to the storm raging outside.

It had calmed down by the time I woke up, but it was back in full force last night. Mind you, with the beautifully warm weather we've had most of the past week I'm not surprised we had those storms. Almost a week is a long time for Wales to be rain free. ;)

And, no, I don't know why I'm posting about storms. I just sat down to do a blog post, and this is what I ended up writing. Still, storms are fascinating, and I enjoy listening to them. I don't even mind being out in them (if I did I'd have been home a lot quicker than I was on Saturday, and wouldn't have coaxed Kero in to walking a little further). It's just a shame that being out in them usually results in my catching a cold. :(

Anyway...

Look after yourselves, stay safe, etc. And, if you're not well, feeling low, etc, then consider hugs, healing thoughts, etc, sent your way. *hugs and such to those who need them*

Enjoy whatever's left of your day! :)

Tori

5 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

I awoke with a snotty nose and a bit of a sore throat this morning, I think I have swine fever LOL.....

Its been raining ALL bloody day here today, and I mean pelting it down, so except to take nippers to school and pick up, me and Sprite have been snuggled inside the house all day today....

Deanna said...

Hopefully you won't come down with a cold. Raining here on the other side of the pond too.

I love storms unless they last for days on end... then I say enough is enough!

Glad you took such care of Kero - we wouldn't want him to come down with something!

LadyStyx said...

Wish it would rain here. Maybe knock some of this flippin humidity outta the air and wash the air free of any pollens floatin around.

The Wife O Riley said...

That happened to me on Saturday too. Went outside completely unprepared for the storm that hit later.

Intense Guy said...

Its 34C here and the sun is blazing so a cold front would be welcomed - both to cool things off and to wash down the pollen (and maybe the swine).

Sounds like all and all - if you don't catch a cold - your little soaking in the rain was a fun little adventure, at least when you got home. :)