Rain and stuff
Phew, we've had our share of rain the past 2 days. Yesterday we had the odd break, but today it's been persistent and heavy. I did venture into the garden yesterday teatime and did far more than I intended. It was raining but I was fed up staying indoors. Heavy work and I didn't really notice the time go, but did come in for the final episode of Torchwood. I thought it was excellent and I'm glad I watched it. That finished at 10pm and I watched some of the news then thought perhaps I was a bit hungry. No sign of Jim. He'd forgotten all about dinner! He has been sent a mobile by his son and spent hours trying to sort it out on the Internet. Buster ate his old one you may remember. I cooked us both a fried egg sandwich! It was too late for much else and was fine for me!
The builders finished off the plastering in the sun room and moved on to the guest bedroom, where they had to do some knocking of dusty stuff off the walls. Another layer settles on everything. I found my 'Altan' CD and played it for Martin. He wants to borrow it so he can listen to the gorgeous flute solo played on it. It's my favourite track - I hope he learns to play it then he can do so at our 'extension warming' do! I gave Joe some blackcurrants yesterday and his wife was thrilled to bits.
What can I say, it's rained and rained. We started off making some more blackcurrant jelly then Jim tried to stop the door into the snug sticking. Then we made blackcurrant jam, lots of it! It's now all in jars but the labels I had wouldn't stick. I'll try again tomorrow.
Buster and a Walk to Dillons' Wood and Lough Graney
Buster was going stir crazy, having been in all day. He starts doing stupid things so I decided I'd take him down to the wood/lake for a walk. I drove there as it was so wet. The wind was howling by then and I seriously worried that something would fall onto my head. I couldn't imagine anyone else walking through the wood today, so I'd have been crashed out on the floor for a long time. The lake was like a choppy sea with waves and surf crashing to the shores. Buster didn't seem to mind and still went off and explored the rocks as usual. It's funny he won't go out on his own in the rain but if you take him, he's happy to go. I took my camera in a plastic bag and took some rather gloomy photos:
Lots of sticks and branches were lying on the ground. Here is a piece of one covered in lichen:
Everything is glistening wet
Waves and a misty view
I love Buster's tail, it's like a flag! The purple loose strife and meadow sweet were being battered by the wind.
I was trying to show how much the leaves were blowing! Buster is investigating the bilberries! It was too wet to pick them today.
Look at the waves against the rocks, just like the seaside. The other side of the lake is all misty with the rain, it was really thick drizzle at this point.
An Irish view in July!!
Even my favourite bull rushes look miserable - look at those waves!
This beautifully shaped piece of wood has been in the same position by the lake since we have been coming here. It looks like a sculpture.
Battered rocks and misty distant view
Buster seemed unfazed by the chaos around him.
When he came back to me his ears nearly took him into orbit!
It's really 'Lough Graney' today. What a Grainy view! Buster on the rocks.
This is my very favourite. 'What's over there?'
Jim had braved going to pick some fresh carrots and potatoes while I was out. We had them with some minty lamb burgers and asparagus. Delicious. Followed by a Magnum. He certainly made up for yesterday!
I watched 'Casualty' tonight then sorted out some of my craft drawers. I found some tiny pictures so decided to have a go at making some 'inchies'. I love them! They are like ATCs only even smaller, 1" square! It's surprising what you can get on them though. I'll take some photos tomorrow. Soulbrush sent me two a while ago.
I hope the sun is shining for your weekend. Tomorrow is Adrahan show, which we went to last year and really enjoyed. If the weather is at all reasonable, we'll pop over.
Sandy has just come in and has obviously hurt his front paw as he is limping. He doesn't seem too fussed about it but we'll keep an eye on it.