Tuesday, October 05, 2010

White Cliffs, Blue Seas and Gardening Clothes

Here are some of my favourite things - - blue sea and blue sky (well, nearly). This is at the entrance to Dover harbour with - guess what? - the White Cliffs in the background.

I love the bright colours and am not looking forwards to the approaching greyness of winter. All that white snow last winter was difficult to deal with but it was at least very pretty to look at. It's the grey I don't like.

I keep meeting people who say "Autumn's my favourite season". And yes, it does look beautiful - - but I can't get out of my head that when you have a lovely October then it's very likely to be followed by a lot of winter chill and greyness.

My mother doesn't pay a lot of attention to what month it is - - she just goes out in the garden, whatever the weather.

And yesterday, October 4, it was sunny so she did the obvious thing - to her - which was to do the gardening wearing only a swimsuit.

"Mum, it's October."

"Yes, but the sun's warm."

Photographic evidence exists but I don't think it would be right to put it on my blog. It might shock people.

"Mum, I bet you're the only eighty-six-year-old in the United Kingdom who went swimming this morning and is now doing the gardening in a different swimsuit."

"Nothing wrong with it, though, is there?"

No, no there isn't, Mum. I hope she's still able to do it when she's ninety.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing lady.
Lucy
verification = odallyzi, a lady whose activities far exceed her years

8:45 pm  
Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

Most bloggers are broad-minded and not easily shocked so go on - post the picture of your mum gardening in her bathing costume! Hope she avoided the nettle bed!

8:51 pm  
Blogger Jennyta said...

That's amazing!

8:59 pm  

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