Wednesday, January 24, 2018

24th January - storms

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...




8 comments:

  1. I have to say, Kate Bush does sound to have the vocal chords of a Siamese cat! Though at the time I thought it a great song (probably just because I am keen on the Brontes!)

    I lay awake for a couple of hours in the night - 4 a.m. onwards - listening to this storm. I didn't know it had a name but we could really do without this progression of bad-tempered winds and heavy rain.

    As for politics, we might vote differently but like you I despair of the nit-wits they have up there making decisions on our behalf. Yeesh . . . but then it could be worse, we could have Trump!

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    1. Must admit never heard a siamese cat, so can't compare, but Kate Bus was young at the time she made that song.
      Sometimes I think that people are starting to take things back from the politicians.

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  2. It seems that people have chosen bad leaders all over the world.

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    1. Perhaps in the end we expect too much of them, but self seeking people out to make a profit on the job of running a country seems to be worldwide.

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  3. I am not avidly political, but have become more interested during the recent presidential elections. I could not bear to vote for Trump--how did he make it to the top of the pile? A 'trumpeting' graceless buffoon--no wonder his wife seems to stay out of the limelight! Ms. Clinton, her party aside, is a cold and grasping character--I cast my vote for one of the little known independent candidates, even knowing that it was a useless stand.
    On to storms: there are those upsets of weather that cannot be endured while lying abed! I've spent many a night bundled into my rocking chair, mug of tea and a book to hand, longing for the battering of wind and rain or snow to abate.

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    1. I suspect Sharon that it is the way the votes are counted, Trump did not win by a large majority at all. Feel sorry for his wife and child, the boy looks so serious all of the time, is he scared of his father?
      Storms are definitely getting more regular now, our weather sails through changing every other day. Some put it down to climate change and I would probably go along with that.

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  4. We are responsible for the people we elect. Do not give up. Find those who stand up for what you believe and support them.

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  5. Thinking I am going to give politics a miss on my blog ;0

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