Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Whatever the Weather

It is cold, rainy, very windy, and I've had to turn on the furnace to warm the house (haven't insured the wood stove yet). For lack of much else to do while 4 year old still sleeps, 2 year old and I snuggled on the couch this morning and watched Little Bear. After being snowed in for the night at their friend's cabin, Little Bear and his family were escorted home by a moose who had plowed a trail for them with his horns. Together they sang:

Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather, whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

Sometimes a mommy can learn a lot from a kid show.

The punishing wind has destroyed the moon flowers that I grew from seed. They were growing up a plant stand that I had hung a hummingbird feeder on. It promised to be lovely. And now it's a wreck.

I'm scared to go look at the tomatoes and pepper plants. From the kitchen window I can see the lilies I got from my mom--hunched over against the wind like little old men. Disheartening.

But there's always a lesson in things. Gardening takes patience and perseverance; in a world where we can control so much we still can't harness the weather. I wouldn't change that, even if I might like to tame the wind a bit. Instead of grumping about another cold, wet day (9 degrees C on June 10. Really??!!) we will content ourselves with some snuggling, some baking, some cleaning and probably some eating. In that order. After all, if it wasn't for rainy days, I might never wash the kitchen floor. 

Whatever the weather, we will weather the weather. Together. 


  1. You're right, the days of bad weather definitely have their uses. Such a shame about the destructive effect of the wind though. Things aren't growing particularly well at the allotment at the moment. Gardening can seem like one disappointment after another sometimes. But I wouldn't change a thing either, and it's always an adventure. Hope the weather brightens up for you soon. CJ xx

    1. I'm watching the forecast nervously--it's calling for a few inches of rain over the weekend. We are getting eavestroughs on our new garage and garden shed next week, but that won't help my yard this weekend if we get that much rain. SIGH. On the bright side I won't have to water my 500 trees for a week or two ;)