Rain Rain!

Go away! OK, back to the real world after that sojourn into immaterial substances. Oh, but first, I’m about a quarter through Charles Williams’ War in Heaven. It’s amusingly serious thus far and I can sense opposite sides in the war getting their acts together, although at this point they’re a long way from heaven. Thanks Methodius for suggesting this unusual book.

But back to the real world: Yesterday was exceptionally beautiful, mid-seventies, plenty of sun, minimal horsefly presence. But today we’re back to 60F and rain. A glance at the weather predictions on TV shows rain clouds for the rest of the week. I guess yesterday was a “breeder day”, as Aunt Clara was wont to say. Well, we do need the rain.

It was good we got all the firewood stacked in the woodshed yesterday. I rearranged the remaining wood first and then Nye single-handedly brought in and neatly stacked the fresh cord of wood we got a couple days ago. So, we’re all set for winter now, and none of the wood got rained on. I’ll insert a photo of the wood piles here when it stops raining. Nothing like nice neatly stacked piles of wood!

There’s actually a cord of wood stacked on the left.

  1. Steve Hayes’s avatar

    I’m glad you’re emnjoying Williams’s book so far — I’d be interesrted in knowing what you think when you’ve finished it, and if you fancy reading any more. If you do, I suggest “The place of the lion”.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, Steve. Just a liitle while ago I got into Chapter 6 and am beginning to grasp the beginnings of the real weirdness and terrifying nature of what may be coming. It’s already leaving the The DaVinci Code in the dust!

  3. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    I can sympathise for the weather. On our side of the Atlantic, it has been pretty bad throughout June, and for the greater part of July.Grrr… will summer ever make it over?
    Maine being “snow country” in winter, that means for lots of planning to stockpile wood.I know of a French region where it is very much the same.
    You have to be a chipmunk during the summer, to stay warm & cozy in winter !

    Have a nice day my friend.

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Hi Barbara,

    I didn’t know the weather has been so bad over there. Maybe the summer will come soon? Hopefully before September? Today is another rainy day here — at least it has started out that way.

    Speaking of chipmunks, I had to dislodge a chipmunk’s nest from the old woodpile when I moved it to make room for the new wood. But I don’t think it’s a problem for her or him. In fact there must be a dozen or so chipmunks scurrying around here building nests in stone walls or other out of the way places. I’m sure she or he can find another place to build a nest.

    Have a good day over there.

  5. Danielle’s avatar

    We really need some rain here! I love the smell of a wood fire and just looking at the neatly stacked logs brings on the smell.

    As always…

  6. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, Danielle. Glad the picture reminded you of the smell of firewood. We have a great wood stove which heats about half the house in winter. We had a couple days of rain — one inch last night — but today turned out beautifully. Hope you get rain soon.
    :smile: Mardé


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