It has been quite blustery the past few days. It looks as if the UK is getting the tail end of the hurricanes as they track across the atlantic on the gulf stream, after they have battered the east coast of America. They seem to be tracking higher up the east coast of the US than usual, it will be interesting to see if this means that the UK will get a battering too.
I think we had the tail end of Irene last weekend, and the weather has stayed fairly unsettled since then. But it looks as much worse could be on the way, and Katia looks particularly intense.
I’ve been following their progress and the forecast from the magicseaweed websites pressure charts.
Pressure: 1013 mBar, Temp: 9 C, Humidity: 56 %, Rainfall (past 24hr): 28mm
One of our best discoveries for the garden this year has been Godetia. I think they were bought by accident, so they were sown around the middle of may, after all the planned seedlings were potted on we were left with these godetia seedlings. we didn’t know what to do with them so they stayed in their seed trays for a few weeks, they became rather straggly and didn’t look up to much at all. But Fliss potted them on, all of them going straight into a 10in (or thereabouts) terracotta pot.
Here’s a picture of what they eventually looked like. Next year the paln is to sow then directly into the flower beds, I think they should do quite well.
Gorgeous flowers, petals like crumpled silk
It’s been unseasonally cool this year, but the last few days has seen some periods of sunshine. It feels so good on my old bones, seems like my whole body smiles once the sun is out.
I’m not looking forward to winter, dread to think if it’s going to be like last year which was so cold.
No rainfall to report. Last weekend saw 85mm of rain in 36 hours. Pressure has been hovering arounf 1012 mbars for weeks, it did drop a bit last weekend but only dowm to 1003, and it did reach 1020 yesterday. Sounds settled in someways, but settled unsettled…
Tunes. I woke up this morning and I had a Robert Wyatt tune tripping through my head. Odd really as I’ve not heard it for a few years. So as it’s still tripping through my brain here it is on youtube (which version… )
Think I’ll go with a recent version, cos Robert’s voice is just so good on this, nice violin too
EMI has disabled embedding, so go to youtube for Robert Wyatt – Memories