Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Finally relented

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As I sit here in not one, but two fleeces, the smell of dusty heating is beginning to pervade the house. It is the distinct aroma that occurs when the radiators are turned on for the first time in a long while.

Forget Autumn, Winter has arrived.

Behold: September in Castle Douglas


Yes I did get a wee bit damp taking the photo
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18 comments:

Sandy said...

You look like you were almost at ground level when you took that picture (with a snorkel I hope). Never mind at least it wasn't far from home for a change of cloths and a mug of coco

Sandy

Kim Ayres said...

In that weather, Sandy, I wasn't going to wander more than 30 yards from home!

Conan Drumm said...

A trifle moist, then. And not as enjoyable as a moist trifle.

Carole said...

Very nice photo. I would miss autumn though. Perhaps you should get a rain check.

MaLady said...

How do you survive it?

I would be loco missing the sun and warmth!

Jessie said...

ugh...I hate that smell of burning dust...it gives me a headache...bah humbug

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Dang! That looks about two weeks ago here.

Jupiter's Girl said...

I know that smell you describe. Nice picture.

What are your seasons like? When, or how long, is summer?

It is still blazing here in Louisiana. I look forward to the fall.

debra said...

Ah, yes, the smell when the heat is on for the first time of the season...
September in NE Ohio is usually pretty nice----much of the year we have pretty gray skies, though.

Archivalist said...

I always liked the smell of new heater. Now, I just get the clanking of radiator pipes.

Nancy said...

Interesting picture. I'd love to see more of Scotland.

Kim Ayres said...

Conan - you are clearly not a man to be trifled with

Carole - ba-dum tish!

MaLady - by becoming a martyr to gloom

Jessie - I guess we should dust a bit more often - hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha... er... *cough*

FLG - aren't you in Spring yet?

Jupiter's Girl - winter is about 2 months longer in Scotland than England, and Summer is about 2 months shorter

Debra - to be honest, September is usually a lot nicer here too

Archivalist - a new heater? Don't think I've ever smelled one of them before

Nancy - Scotland's not always like this - sometimes it drizzles too...
Welcome to my ramblings and thank you for taking the time to coment :)

Kanani said...

We're heading into the hot season here. DREADFUL. My skin feels like it's peeling off --well, it is!



xxx to you and the family
K

Eryl Shields said...

Good shot. I've been wondering why I live here, and can't think of a single reason, except I can't afford to move.

Kim Ayres said...

Kanani - If only we could trade weather for a fortnight...

Eryl - not even the Moffat Toffee shop down the high street?

Mary Witzl said...

It's been pelting down here for weeks. The other day, just as I'd pegged out a whole line full of laundry, it started chucking down rain. I ran outside and pulled everything off the line. No sooner had I gotten back inside the house than it cleared right up and the sun came out. I ran back out and pegged everything out again like an idiot. In twenty minutes, the rain was back.

I still love rain. I'd just like a little less of it when I'm doing laundry.

Mary Witzl said...

And the Moffat Toffee Shop is a great reason for being here! Just wish they'd give out free samples.

Kim Ayres said...

Mary - the curse of drying the laundry - a well known problem for anyone raised in the UK