Monday, October 30, 2006

The Yellow Disc Thing

Whaddaya know? For one sweet day, the clouds parted and that big, round, yellow thing shone its light. It was stunning really. Mothers everywhere stopped what they were doing to show it to their children and to explain what that yellow disc was. Old men wept openly and unabashedly on street corners. Stunned and mesmerized drivers careened into ditches.


Perhaps I exaggerate just a wee touch, but I can't seem to help my giddiness. Ya gotta seize a day like this in what has been an autumn like this. And so we did. We shifted and sorted the stuff in our tiny garage so that we can once again squeeze Harriet the Chariot into its cramped confines. She stays outside for much of spring and fall and all of summer, but she prefers to be out of winter's cold, wind, snow and ice. We even washed her today. Amazing but true.


Neither were we the only folk in the neighbourhood out raking sodden leaves and giving the grass its final trim for the year, 2006 CE. After our chores, the redoubtable Cuppa and Moi went for our daily (hah!) constitutional. Our most recent peripatetic excursions have required winter attire, but we were happy and warm in our spring/fall jackets today. Nice.


Oh yes, the fine folk at Environment Canada are prognosticating cloud and rain tomorrow, but it sure was nice to have today. I mean to say: it's always nice to have today, but, let's face it, some todays are notably finer than others.

12 comments:

Coll said...

I so understand your appreciation for the day. How wonderful that you were able to be out and enjoying it. I am afraid we here will be waiting a long time before we once more experience such a day. Would you believe that we are in the middle of our first snowstorm of the season. 15cm and counting.

Gina said...

We just came off of 80+ degree (farenheit) weather, so that first paragraph made me laugh.

PBS said...

Last Sunday was like that here. It was so warm we didn't need a jacket. I planted the rest of my bulbs.

The very nice man said...

Hope you won't have too many anvilclouds bringing rain! :-)
Erik

Tim Rice said...

I loved your opening paragraph. Appropriate and very creative. And made me smile in the enjoyment of your humor. :)

Anonymous said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous. It's bloomin' cold here.

methatiam said...

There is a very similar atmospheric phenomenon here. Every once in a while, water will fall from the sky. Mercifully, it doesn’t last long, because after a certain amount of time in the desert you don’t have any idea how to drive in such trying and frightening circumstances.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

I whacked some weeds and brought in my dailias and canna lillies. It was so nice out but I had house to work on....had to go back inside, darn it!

Glad someone got to go outside and play.

Cathy said...

I'll try to nudge a little of our forecast your direction. We've had the same autumn you've experienced and are ready for some of that pleasant yellow disc.

sare said...

Yes! One must certainly take advantage of all of that sunshine... especially with One coooold Canadian winter on the way! Did I mention it was sunny and 20c in S. Korea yesterday!? Tee Hee!
Thanks always for the comments Juncle. :)

mreddie said...

Sometimes you just have to enjoy what you can and endure the rest. ec

pupski said...

we have rain and lots of it!
interesting new look to your blog by the way!