Autumn – MIA

Seasons tend to be pretty orderly and follow on one from another without too much fuss but not here apparently, we seem to have gone straight from summer to winter in the space of one week. 7 days ago I was basking in wall to wall sunshine in shorts and a t-shirt and now I’m in socks, jeans and jumpers; what the hell happened to autumn?????

Seasons tend to be pretty orderly and follow on one from another without too much fuss but not here apparently, we seem to have gone straight from summer to winter in the space of one week. 7 days ago I was basking in wall to wall sunshine in shorts and a t-shirt and now I’m in socks, jeans and jumpers; what the hell happened to autumn?????

We are pretty lucky here in the South of France as we have around 300 days of sunshine a year and it’s not the wishy washy kind either, it’s the forget your sunglasses at your peril kind. However, when we do have bad weather it’s really, really bad; there are definitely no half measures here! Saturday found me bored out of my mind as I was stuck in the apartment while howling winds and torrential rain did their thing outside from the moment I got up to when I went to bed. It’s very much outdoor living here so, when we have days like this, everyone, unless they have to work, stays indoors and moans about the terrible weather…

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Yesterday started off the same way and then, all of a sudden at about 3pm, it stopped raining. Yippee! I grabbed my trainers, clapped my headphones to my ears and was out the door like a rat up a drainpipe – fast! I decided to take a walk along the coastal path and boy am I glad I did; I love being near the sea at the best of times but yesterday I could just feel its power and it was magnificent. My intention with this walk was to burn of some of the energy that I’d built up during my enforced incarceration the day before but I had to keep stopping to take photo after photo. The headphones came off so that I could appreciate the unbelievable roar of the ocean and, in the end, I just stood there and watched with a huge smile on my face.

Today the skies are dark, the wind is depositing garden furniture all over the place and it’s raining again but my spirits are still lifted after my commune with the best that nature has to offer. I still don’t know what happened to autumn so I’ve listed it as missing in action…

Have a wonderful day everyone :O)

Lisa x

 

 

Break Over Me….

You entice me with your power and force

You undulate, gentle but oh so strong

I long to fall, roll and revel with you

You entice me with your power and force

You undulate, gentle but oh so strong

I long to fall, roll and revel with you

I speak not of love but the sea, of course

You beckon me with such a subtle song

Dark azure water, moving, ever new

Take me to your depths, I will come freely

Give myself to you, stay with you, forget

Walking into your cold embrace, easy

I speak of love, still not forgotten yet

But lost. I will come, lie with you. Free me.

I watch the sea from my apartment every day; the way it changes colour depending on the weather, the way it moves, I’ve seen its power but I’m always calmed in its presence. In reality, I would never give up my life to the sea but I can understand those who do and this was written for them.

Lisa x