Monday, June 01, 2015

Three Beautiful Things for 1st June

I look past the torrential rain to admire the rainbow and remember the words of an old farmer when he heard me complaining about the wet weather – ‘We need the rain to fatten the little taters.’

In the garden at twilight and The LSO and I stand perfectly still as a teenage fox trots between us. His fur is almost stripy, red with black streaks, as if he’s been the victim of a trainee hairdresser. He’s on his nightly wander which sometimes includes peering through our patio doors.

The LSO fetches a chair so that I can rest my back while he continues weeding. Our house is on the slopes of the Malvern Hills – the hills that were, long ago, believed to be a giant altar. I take off my shoes and wriggle bare feet in the grass, imagining the strength and magic beneath me.


  1. That's beautiful Lynne.
    Inspiring and rather lovely thing I read somewhere - behind the clouds the sun is still shining. Makes you think. Happy Monday and happy June :-) xx

  2. Lovely. I got soaked doing my walk this morning (I should have taken a coat, but didn't think I would need it). Yet wandering through the rain was lovely, and it seemed to intensify the scent of the bluebells.

    I'm reading Phil Rickman's The Remains of an Altar at present, which delves into the Malvern's magic and the mysteries of Elgar's ghost.

  3. That sounds a good book, and your post is pure magic, Lynne. Cheered up a rainy Monday.

  4. abby williams01 June, 2015 17:04

    My Mondays are always cheered by your posts Lynne and your way with words. It's nice now that I've visted your house to be able to visualise you both in the garden with that magnificent view. Going to be hot soon xxx

  5. Lovely, Lynne - I can picture you wiggling your toes in the grass while you take in the view and the fox strolls past :-) xx