Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Indian Summer.

I had a couple of errands to do yesterday which involved me going into the village....far from it being fairly quiet it is actually thronged with visitors again. Even though the children are back in school there are people everywhere. The beaches are full, the coffee shops are very busy, the pub gardens have parasols up looks very tropical out there...a Mediterranean feeling almost..

My quick visit was prolonged by meeting people I haven't seen for some time....this golden weather is keeping the season going much longer than usual.

There is a general atmosphere of rejoicing...after the last winter when huge storms did so much damage there is now a feeling of relief and joy.....the damage has been repaired!

Everything in my garden has doubled in size. There is fruit on the trees and along the hedges. Great red nasturtiums are growing along the top of my Cornish hedge looking very festive...

I am praying this is not the lull before the storm....but then my mind set is for disaster rather than good news right now....however.....

As we are approaching harvest the traditional time for thanksgiving there is a real understanding that God is good and that we are very fortunate here. Our Indian summer is very good news!


  1. It is lovely here as well. We've harvested our Apples, sadly, many were riddled with tiny insect larva, first time ever, which at least shows that nature is alive and well. We've still got bees and lots of birds about, perhaps they're delaying their departure for warmer climes due to the delayed autumn. But leaves are changing colour at the same time so golden hues mixed with the green is quit picturesque here.

    Hope that the rest of your Indian Summer continues to bring prosperity (i.e tourist money) into the local economy, because much needed.

    One thing that amazes me is how many Cornish people we have in our congregation here. At least five, who all talk fondly of their home county and return often, but are now rooted in North Kent, not much of an exchange in my view, but needs must. Most came here for work and married locals and stayed. :)

  2. I have now stuck my nose outside after writing is much colder, the wind is getting up nicely....serves me right.....that'll teach me!