First day of October today, so pages were flipped on my calendars this morning. The above picture is from the Laura Ashley calendar, and I have to confess it's the first one this year that I've not actually cared for a great deal. It seems a bit sombre and moody to me, what do you think? Perhaps it's just trying to be Autumnal?
Now this October picture on the other hand is much more what I like to think about for the month ahead :: windy days wearing woolly hats and kite flying, a month of rich Autumnal colours and bright, breezy jaunts to the park. Seeing this picture reminded me that my Mum sent Little Man a lovely old fashioned fabric kite for his birthday in August and we haven't yet been to fly it. I'm going to try and make a point of doing that during this month, gosh it has been a long time since I went to fly a kite! We all sat down a few evenings ago and watched the Mary Poppins film together, oh how we enjoyed it, most especially the kite scene at the end, with this song ::
Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite
Let's go fly a kite!
As is now my routine, at the start of each month I do like to perform a little summary of the weather as illustrated by the Attic24 view . What an incredibly mixed bag this day has provided. A breezy day of extreme brightness, interspersed with tremendously dark, heavy showers. The sun has been going in and out, in and out, in and out all day long. The rain has been pouring then stopping, pouring then stopping, pouring then stopping all day long. I have been alternately hot then cold, wet then dry all day long.
Above photo :: this morning at 10:21am :: the clouds clearing after heavy rain.
This is the view out of the velux window at the back of the Attic :: 10:22am and looking promisingly bright and sunny in one corner and ominously dark and hideous in the other corner.
A couple of photos from my walk into town at lunch time :: autumn leaves blown into the gutter, almost floating down the stream of rainfall.....
.....and the canal looking bright and beautiful. In between the rain showers, the sun came out and really shone it's little heart out today. These photos were taken around midday.
And from bright and beautiful to dull and miserable :: above photo :: 1:45pm, the rain was absolutely lashing down. The noise on the Attic24 roof was deafening.
And just a short while ago at 4:26pm :: bright sunshine again, after we got drenched doing the school run.
The BBC Weather Centre officially calls this " Showers and sunny spells on a windy day"
Absolutely spot on, can't argue with that.