Point of View

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The Met Office say we had the wrong type of rain

That fell too fast and went down the drain

It is drizzle that we seek

That falls slowly and into the soil does seep

To me ir doesn’t matter what kind we get

If you’re sat in the garden

You’ll still be wet


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Hot

It is warmer in Cambridge than in Miami

The weather here – giving us a two-fisted whammy

For while in Spain, and other points abroad

Forty-C is really nothing odd

Basically in good old rainy Blighty

We aren’t prepared for mercury that goes past 90(F)

So please excuse us if we moan

For unlike you there’s no A/C in our homes


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What’s in a Name?

AlainAudet @ Pixabay

British Summertime came in the other day

It snowed and sleeted anyway

For most summer is filled with warm rays

But that seems optional in the UK

Today I watch the grey clouds mass

Dropping sheets of cold rain as they pass

So summertime I guess is here

The wet and chilly time of year


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Never Fall

Storm, Damage, Hurricane, Wind, Disaster

In England it’s called Autumn, and never referred to as Fall

Today, I watched as leaves blew sideways and upwards, none went downwards at all

The rain it comes in cold hard bullets, and makes puddles to chill our feet

And they tell us now that this evening, we will be able to enjoy some sleet


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Blighty?

Climate Change, Drought, Climate, Dry

Wind

Wet

By clouds beset

Dark skies

Puddles in the making

Where are such English summer days

With these strange sunny days

And long spells of baking?

Are you sure this is Blighty old

Or am I somehow mistaking?


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Reflections on the English weather of late.

32 C

Blazing, Face, Shining, Sun, Symbol, Sun

Ek het ys nodig

Send ice quickly please

This sunny stuff is strange to me

I think at the moment

I’d rather freeze

Sun is shining, the sky is clear

My garden’s scorching

To death I fear

And I’m hid away beneath my fan

And hope for the arrival

Of the ice cream van


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Here Comes?

CCC #136

Is this George H’s coming of the sun?

Or is it the sign the rains have just begun

Coming or going – who is to say?

I guess we will need to wait and watch the sky today


2021 has been odd in East Anglia weeks of drought-like conditions followed by day after day of rain. We then had another dry spell with thunderstorms predicted for tonight and daily rain for the next week.

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