Well Storm Georgina went through last night and in fact is still with us. As I sat with Lucy in the night listening to the wind whistle down the chimney I thought the storm should be called Cathy after Kate Bush's song. My daughter lives on that side of Yorkshire where the moors would have been Heathcliffs and Catherine's playground. Those windswept hawthorns always tell of wild weather like we had last night.
This is what greeted me this morning as I pulled open the curtains, dark, windy and raindrops beating against the panes
There is a plant that makes it appearance each year, it shows itself in several gardens, mostly under hedges and must be seeded by the birds and rather wild, or an escapee. firstly it is a helleborus so rather striking, I think it is the green helleborus which is very poisonous. According to Marjorie Blamey, 'damp calcareous woodland and scrub, growing in deep leaf mould' but useful to early bees.
And now to the news... Tom Degan (to be found on my blogs) has a virulent tongue against Trump and calls his country 'Idiotic America', though probably in worse vein than I have put it. Well I am going to call Britain, 'The Land of the Absurd'. Politically we are stuffed with a witless bunch of MPs who cannot run this country. Star of the show is of course another blonde bombshell who is running the foreign office - yikes. After chatting up the French minister Macron, on the benefits of building a bridge across the Channel, all Johnson wants is something named after himself, the vain popinjay;) his new airport on Romsey Marshes failed to get off the ground as did the tree and flower lined bridge which he lent his name to as well. Luckily he was put down when he strayed into NHS policies, not only by the prime minister but also the chancellor for speaking out of turn.
Than we have the UKIP ex-leader, who unfortunately has been playing around romantically with a racist female, which hit the headlines. Disowned by his party and why doesn't that party just fade into the background by the way, he is trying to stage a comeback, though most of its spokesmen/women have walked out anyway.
I must admit Kate Bush's video of Wuthering Heights leaves me feeling rather shaken by her energy and weird voice but somehow howling winds and news leaves me to include her video...